Roadwork to resume on Black Gap Road


HARRISBURG – PennDOT has announced that a 5.1-mile resurfacing and bridge project is set to resume next week on Route 997 (Black Gap Road) from Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) to Interstate 81 in Greene Township. 

Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, Feb. 27, with the contractor performing tree trimming within the project limits. There will be lane restrictions under daylight flagging during this work, which is expected to take about a week to complete. 

Drainage upgrades are expected to begin the following week under daylight flagging. 

This work is part of a project that includes resurfacing, milling in select areas, base repairs, new guiderail, drainage upgrades, signing, pavement markings, bridge maintenance on the structure spanning Conococheague Creek and replacement of the box culvert spanning Cold Spring Run between Cold Spring Road and Ridge Road. 

The box culvert replacement will require a detour. An update will be issued prior the start of this phase of the project.  

Cottles Asphalt Maintenance, Inc., of Everett, PA, is the prime contractor on this $4,955,586 project. 

All work is expected to be completed by September 29, 2023.

Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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