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Hopewell Road under I-70 bridge to be closed for at least two months

Road surface is being lowered as project to widen I-70 bridges, I-81 ramps

September 28, 2011
  • The paved surface of Hopewell road under the Interstate 70 bridge has been removed in preparation of lowering the road.
By Caleb Calhoun/Mobile Journalist

Hopewell Road under the Interstate 70 bridge between Halfway Boulevard and Williamsport will be closed for at last two months while the road surface is being lowered, a contractor said Wednesday.

The work is part of a project to widen the I-70 bridges and the Interstate 81 ramps at Exit 5 (Halfway Boulevard), Abilio Machado, superintendent for Pessoa Construction Co., said.

Work at Hopewell Road began Monday. The pavement is already gone in the area where the road is being lowered.

Pessoa Construction was contracted by the Maryland State Highway Administration to work on the project.

The overall project is scheduled to be completed in October 2012, he said.

— Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist

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