Paving project set to begin

Staff reports

HARRISBURG — Construction crews are setting work zone signs in preparation for the start of a repair and resurfacing project on a 5.72-mile stretch of Route 16 from Bemisderfer Road in Antrim Township under I-81, through Greencastle Borough to Kuhn Road in the village of Upton.  Sections of Route 16, known locally as Buchanan Trail, average 13,090 vehicles traveled daily.

The paving is set to begin in a few weeks and will be completed by Oct. 15 for the eastern section, according to Mike Crochunis of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Motorists traveling on Route 16 may encounter shifting and single-lane traffic patterns with flaggers alternating traffic on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and/or week nights between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. as crews conduct roadway repairs on Route 16 east of US 11. Work includes roadway base replacement, drainage repairs, removal of the top layer of asphalt, bituminous roadway resurfacing and installation of guiderail, barrier systems, end treatments and new traffic lines.  In the fall, construction crews are scheduled to conduct road base and drainage repairs on Route 16 west of US 11 in preparation for paving in the spring.

PennDOT has contracted with Valley Quarries, Inc. of Chambersburg, to conduct the highway improvement project at a cost of $2,878,981. The entire project is scheduled to be finished by the end of May 2010.