Road work continues in Panhandle, Pennsylvania

September 20, 2010

Editor's note: Millions of dollars worth of road projects are under way in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and southcentral Pennsylvania. Drivers will find themselves navigating through detours and delays. The Herald-Mail will run this feature regularly on Mondays this summer and into the fall to get motorists ready for the start of the work week. Here is what to anticipate on the roads this week:

West Virginia

o The sidewalk project in front of Harpers Ferry Middle School will cause occasional one-lane traffic on Washington Street that will be under the control of flaggers between Polk and Elm streets in the Town of Bolivar.

o On Hostler Road (W.Va. 32/2) in Jefferson County, motorists should continue to expect occasional stopped traffic under the control of flaggers for hauling of embankment material and bridge construction.


o In Waynesboro, milling continues for a $1.9 million repair and resurfacing project on Pa. 16. Road crews will be working from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.


The entire project, which also includes Grant Street, is scheduled to be finished by Oct. 15. Most of the work will occur in Waynesboro borough.

o Talhelm Road in Antrim Township will be closed for four to six weeks. Paving also is under way on Angle and Marion roads in Antrim Township.

o The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be sealing cracks on U.S. 30 in Peters and St. Thomas townships, Pa. 16 in Peters and Montgomery townships, Mountain Road, Corner Road, Path Valley Road, Kings Lane, Fetterhoff Chapel Road and New Franklin Road.

o Roadwork in Mercersburg this week will affect traffic on Church and East Seminary streets. The roads will remain mostly open, although East Seminary Street might be closed intermittently.

o Crews continue to work on Interstate 81 at exits 14 and 16, as well as near the CSX terminal.

o Bridges remain closed on Siloam Road, Mont Alto Road, Marsh Road, Pa. 316 south (Wayne Highway) and Pa. 997 (Anthony Highway).

Compiled by Staff Writer Jennifer Fitch in Pennsylvania and Matthew Umstead in West Virginia. Contact them at"> and">

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