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Pa. 16 work in Waynesboro to begin Monday

September 09, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A $1.9 million project to repair and repave Pa. 16 in the Borough of Waynesboro will start in earnest Monday.

Highway Materials of Blue Bell, Pa., will start milling the top portion of the existing pavement. The work will begin near UGI in western Waynesboro and move east.

The vast majority of work will be done between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Crews have patched damaged sections of road and created handicapped-accessible curb cuts, according to Dave Roman, superintendent with Highway Materials.

A few more curb cuts will be made during the day, he said.

"The whole project will be done by the 15th of October," Roman said.

The project affects 3.21 miles of Pa. 16 up to Iroquois Trail in Washington Township, Pa. That intersection is near Frantz's fruit and vegetable stand.

Also included is a half-mile section of North Grant Street.

Flaggers will control traffic on each end of the work zone, plus intersections inside it, Roman said.

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"There will be a lot of traffic control," he said.

Some of the major crosswalks downtown will have a brick imprint, Roman said.

Highway Materials is working with borough officials to address needs such as events planned to occur on Pa. 16, Roman said. Crews will be off the road during a 30K race planned for Sept. 18, he said.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said in a news release that sections of Pa. 16, known locally as Main Street in Waynesboro and Buchanan Trail East in Washington Township, average 19,596 vehicles daily.

North Grant Street (Pa. 316) averages 7,264 vehicles daily, the news release stated.

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