U.S. 11 in Greencastle getting facelift

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Dennis Thomas, left, Danny Thomas and Jared Walter of Kee-Ta Quay Construction, Hustontown, work on replacing the first of 20 storm drains on the PennDOT U.S. 11 project in Greencastle. The crew was at the Catherine Street intersection. Their company was contracted by Valley Quarries.

The 1.5 miles of U.S. 11 from Franklin Street to Commerce Avenue are now under the care of PennDOT. The busy road will get more than a facelift, with work started Monday and expected to be completed by the end of July.

Valley Quarries, Inc. was awarded a $1,288,903 contract for the project. The job includes drainage improvements, roadway base replacement, concrete patching, milling, bituminous paving, guiderail installation and new traffic lines.

Most of the pavement was laid in 1954, with a small section replaced in 2005.

Traffic studies revealed that the stretch of roadway averaged 11,300 to 16,400 vehicles per day. Heavy trucks made up seven percent.

PennDOT wants motorists to expect shifting traffic patterns and temporary lane restrictions during the construction period.