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Paving projects slated to begin tonight in the Martinsburg area

August 27, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two paving projects slated to begin tonight and Monday night will cause delays on Eagle School Road and East Moler Avenue in the Martinsburg area, the West Virginia Division of Highways announced this week.

The removal of existing pavement from than a half mile of Eagle School Road, beginning at the intersection of U.S. 11, is scheduled to begin today at 8 p.m. and continue until Monday at 6 a.m., according to DOH officials.

The removal of existing pavement might resume again Monday night, if necessary.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane as the road is milled and motorists will be under the direction of flaggers and a pilot truck at the construction site, according to the DOH.

Eagle School Road will not actually be repaved until the following week, but the contractors still are expected to adhere to the same overnight work schedule when work resumes, according to the DOH.

Jefferson Asphalt Products, which was awarded the $185,982.05 project, also will be widening the shoulders of the road, according to the DOH.

On Monday night at 8 p.m., crews with Jefferson Asphalt are expected to begin removing existing pavement from a 1.57-mile section of East Moler Avenue (W.Va. 45) that also will be repaved, DOH officials announced.

Traffic there also will be reduced to one lane and similarly directed by flaggers and a pilot truck while the work, which is scheduled to be completed in 10 working nights, is under way, according to the DOH.

Box culverts also will be cleaned as part of the $428,944 project, according to the DOH.

For more information, call Jeff Willis of the DOH at 304-289-2244.

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