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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | August 11, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Rebounding markets have forced Antrim Township over budget on its 2009 road-paving projects. Roadmaster Paul Minnich said Tuesday that the climbing price of asphalt will exceed the escalator clause of its paving contract, pushing Antrim Township about $100,000 over budget. The Board of Supervisors agreed to pay the additional money to keep paving on target. "This is cheaper than last year," Supervisor Fred Young III said. "A year ago, we would not have been able to get it for this price.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | April 15, 1998
by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer see the enlargement Asphalt layers being stripped in Pa. WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The crews tearing up the surface of Main Street in Waynesboro all week were under orders to stop work early in front of the post office Wednesday so they wouldn't block the way for the stream of last-minute income tax filers. There will be continued inconveniences along Main Street and parts of Pa. 16 east from the Square to Beck's Curve almost to Welty Road and west nearly all the way to Greencastle, Pa., as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation repaves about 71/2 miles of Pa. 16 under a $1.1 million contract awarded to Valley Quarries of Chambersburg, Pa. The contract calls for resurfacing and other work on the bridge over Little Antietam Creek just west of Waynesboro, said Ed North, a PennDOT supervisor assigned to Franklin County for more than 30 years.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 15, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The escalating cost of asphalt has delayed or changed several Franklin County road projects, among them Waynesboro's Center Square redesign that has been 10 years in the making. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation still plans to open bids for Center Square and the synchronization of Pa. 16 traffic lights on Aug. 28. However, resurfacing of the road initially will be excluded from the project. "That's one victim in the wild fluctuation of asphalt prices.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | May 22, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- For two weeks, the top of Terry Biser's driveway has been filled with pebbles. He sweeps it occasionally, but the rocks keep rolling off Leiters Mill Road onto his property, the result of a new road repair method that is infuriating some residents. "It's impossible," Biser said. "It's just a mess. " Two weeks ago, the county repaired Leiters Mill Road using what is called chip seal instead of traditional asphalt. Chip seal, a mixture of asphalt emulsion and stone, is less expensive than asphalt, which has gotten costlier with rising oil prices.
NEWS
March 26, 2009
Road resurfacing on Washington County roads will resume for the season on Monday, county officials said. Crews will begin with asphalt patching work on Chewsville Road from White Hall Road to Md. 66, county spokesman Norman Bassett said. The county's contractor, C. William Hetzer, Inc., will be performing variations of asphalt patch and overlay, and chip seal surface treatment applications on 14.82 miles of county roads by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, Bassett said.
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by MARLO BARNHART | June 10, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com HANCOCK - For 20 years, Gloria Burke has been keeping her eye on the road, ensuring that those who travel Maryland's highways have a safe and durable road surface under their wheels. Burke, a team leader in the Western Maryland laboratory of the State Highway Administration, also has responsibility for the mixture/binder quality assurance at the other three Maryland labs in Lutherville, Greenbelt and Easton. Like a cook keeping a close eye on the ingredients in a cake recipe, Burke has the job of making sure the asphalt being laid around the state is of the highest quality and meets all specifications.
NEWS
July 20, 2000
County to pave less By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Washington County will pave about 20 percent fewer miles than last year, partially because of higher gas prices, Public Works Director Gary Rohrer said Thursday. Last year the county paved almost 30 miles throughout the county as part of the annual concrete overlay program, Rohrer said. This year the county will pave about 22 to 24 miles, he said. The city of Hagerstown might also have to curtail its street overlay program but it is not yet known which streets would be affected, Hagerstown Assistant City Engineer Rodney Tissue said.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | June 29, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - A new road paving method being tested by Washington County this year has left a portion of Broadfording Road patchy and slick with asphalt emulsion nine months after the work was done. At least two other roads have shown similar problems after receiving applications of chip seal, a paving method that mixes asphalt and stone, said Robert J. Slocum, deputy director of the Washington County Public Works Department. The problems have compounded frustrations among residents, who say even when the process is done properly, chip sealing makes driving unsafe, damages vehicles and leaves stones in their front yards.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | June 28, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A new road paving method being tested by Washington County this year has left a portion of Broadfording Road patchy and slick with asphalt emulsion nine months after the work was done. At least two other roads have shown similar problems after receiving applications of chip seal, a paving method that mixes asphalt and stone, said Robert J. Slocum, deputy director of the Washington County Public Works Department. The problems have compounded frustrations among residents, who say even when the process is done properly, chip sealing makes driving unsafe, damages vehicles and leaves stones in their front yards.
NEWS
September 14, 2009
Washington County provided the following information about its Pavement Maintenance program for fiscal 2010, which is continuing into the fall. Contractors are completing asphalt overlay on Gaywood Drive at the intersection with Meadowood in the Halfway area, as well as on Artizan Street, Kenilworth Avenue, Grove Avenue and Britner Avenue roadways in the Williamsport area. Over the next three to four weeks, asphalt patch and overlay work will begin in the Jefferson Boulevard area, including Deborah Drive, Trengail Road, Patrick Road and Clearview Road; in the Hagerstown Community College area, including Mallard Drive and Youngstoun Drive; in the Leitersburg area, including Leiter Street and Ringgold Street; and on the access road and parking lot at Black Rock Golf Course.
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July 12, 2013
At least a portion of about a dozen streets in Martinsburg are slated to be paved as part of the city's annual street-improvement program. The seven-member Martinsburg City Council voted unanimously Thursday to award the contract to Charles Town, W.Va-based Jefferson Asphalt Products Co. Inc., which bid $431,427 for the work. The only other bidder was W-L Construction & Paving Inc., which bid $661,265 on the project, according to a memorandum from City Engineer/Planning Director Mike Covell.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2013
The Northwest has the spotted owl; Jefferson County has the spotted turtle. A 3-2 vote Thursday by the Jefferson County Commission to rezone a 34-acre tract owned by Jefferson Asphalt on W.Va. 51 west of Charles Town might threaten the habitat of the turtle and some rare plants in the Altona Marsh, according to spokespersons from the Nature Conservancy, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the Conservation Fund Commissioner Walter Pellish, who made the motion to grant the rezoning, was supported by Patsy Noland and Jane Tabb.
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April 29, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- An asphalt plant being built in Tabler Station Business Park south of Martinsburg is expected to be operational by fall, the Berkeley County Development Authority announced Thursday. Allmine Paving LLC purchased 18 acres from the Development Authority for the plant for $1.6 million and will have invested $25 million in a plant that will produce and process liquid asphalt and employ 15 to 20 people. The operation at the intersection of Business Park Drive (the new Tabler Station connector from Interstate 81)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 22, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Developers of a proposed asphalt processing facility in Berkeley County hope to be selling what is produced at the 18.5-acre site south of Martinsburg in Tabler Station Business Park by next fall, according to a consultant working on the project. Allmine Paving LLC received final plan approval from the Berkeley County Planning Commission Monday evening. The plans include a 2,100-square-foot office building and a 2,100-square-foot maintenance and industrial asphalt plant, according to the county planning department staff report.
NEWS
September 14, 2009
Washington County provided the following information about its Pavement Maintenance program for fiscal 2010, which is continuing into the fall. Contractors are completing asphalt overlay on Gaywood Drive at the intersection with Meadowood in the Halfway area, as well as on Artizan Street, Kenilworth Avenue, Grove Avenue and Britner Avenue roadways in the Williamsport area. Over the next three to four weeks, asphalt patch and overlay work will begin in the Jefferson Boulevard area, including Deborah Drive, Trengail Road, Patrick Road and Clearview Road; in the Hagerstown Community College area, including Mallard Drive and Youngstoun Drive; in the Leitersburg area, including Leiter Street and Ringgold Street; and on the access road and parking lot at Black Rock Golf Course.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | August 11, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Rebounding markets have forced Antrim Township over budget on its 2009 road-paving projects. Roadmaster Paul Minnich said Tuesday that the climbing price of asphalt will exceed the escalator clause of its paving contract, pushing Antrim Township about $100,000 over budget. The Board of Supervisors agreed to pay the additional money to keep paving on target. "This is cheaper than last year," Supervisor Fred Young III said. "A year ago, we would not have been able to get it for this price.
NEWS
July 3, 2009
The Washington County Division of Public Works-Capital Engineering Projects says the Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project for fiscal year 2010 will begin Monday in the Funkstown area. Roads scheduled to receive full-depth patching, milling and asphalt overlay include: o Funkstown Road, from Hebb Road to Funkstown Elementary School o Sturgis Drive, from Hebb Road to the dead end o Bethlehem Court, from Beaver Creek Road to the town house parking lot o Stouffer Avenue, from Edgewood Drive to East Baltimore Street o Haywood Circle, from Edgewood Drive to Haywood Circle The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
NEWS
June 18, 2009
PETERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A tanker truck and trailer carrying 5,000 gallons of liquid asphalt crashed Wednesday morning on the 10000 block of Richmond Road, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. Some of the asphalt spilled onto the road, police said. Several utility poles were severed in the accident, knocking down power lines in the area, the release said. The accident was reported at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday, the release said. Troopers found a tanker truck and trailer operated by Timothy Bryan Roles, 44, of Fayetteville, Pa., lying on its side.
NEWS
March 26, 2009
Road resurfacing on Washington County roads will resume for the season on Monday, county officials said. Crews will begin with asphalt patching work on Chewsville Road from White Hall Road to Md. 66, county spokesman Norman Bassett said. The county's contractor, C. William Hetzer, Inc., will be performing variations of asphalt patch and overlay, and chip seal surface treatment applications on 14.82 miles of county roads by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, Bassett said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 29, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation opened two bids Thursday for Waynesboro's Center Square reconfiguration project, and identified the apparent low bidder as an Atglen, Pa., company proposing to do the work for $2.8 million. J.D. Eckman Inc.'s documents now will be reviewed to ensure the company met all specifications, PennDOT spokesman Michael Crochunis said. The other bid submitted, from M.J. Electric Inc., totaled $3.2 million, Crochunis said.
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