Road work ongoing in Franklin County

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

PennDOT Engineering District 8 has announced a nighttime milling and paving operation started Sept. 13 on Route 16 in Waynesboro.

The $1,897,357 contract awarded April 28 to Highway Materials Inc., of Blue Bell, Montgomery County includes concrete curb work, base repair, milling, paving and new traffic lines.

Motorists are advised that they may encounter lane restrictions on weeknights between 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews remove the top layer of asphalt, resurface the roadway with a bituminous overlay and paint new traffic lines. The entire contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

Sections of Route 16, known locally as Main Street in Waynesboro and Buchanan Trail East in Washington Township, average 19,596 vehicles traveled daily. Route 316, known locally as North Grant Street, averages 7,264 vehicles traveled daily.

The contractor has agreed to suspend construction activities over the 30K Marathon Run weekend.

In road work elsewhere in the county, the Williamson Road bridge over Back Creek in Saint Thomas Township is now closed to traffic for three months as construction crews remove the existing superstructure and build a new bridge deck.

The $1,991,615 contract was awarded to Conewago Enterprises Inc. of Hanover, York County, and includes bridge deck replacement, roadway approach paving, guiderail installation and new traffic lines.

PennDOT reminds motorists traveling Williamson Road that they will encounter a signed detour by way of Route 995, Stone Bridge Road, Guitner Road and Williamson Road. Williamson Road, officially designated as State Route 3002, averages 1,371 vehicles traveled daily.

PennDOT expects Williamson Road to reopen to traffic by the end of December. Construction crews will return in the spring to pave the roadway approaches. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of April 2011.