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Route 981 Traffic Impacts in Westmoreland County


Uniontown, PA – PennDOT District 12 would like to inform motorists of the following traffic impacts related to work on Route 981 located in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, weather and operational dependent.

  • Single-lane restrictions will occur on Route 981 between Route 2021 (Kecksburg) and Boyer Road beginning Thursday, May 4 through mid-June to allow crews to prepare for the replacement of Hurst Run Box Culvert.

  • The current road closure at the intersection of Route 2007 (Hecla Road) and Route 981 will continue through the end of June, to allow crews to construct segments of the new roundabout.  A posted detour is in place utilizing Hecla Road, Route 981, Route 819, and Armbrust‑Hecla Road.

Crews from Walsh Construction Company will be performing the work.

This work is part of the $55.2 million Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project to upgrade the Route 981 corridor from the intersection with Route 819 in Mount Pleasant Township to the intersection with Route 30 in Unity Township and is broken into 3 separate projects. The southernmost section will involve reconstruction of Route 981 from the intersection with Route 819 north to a point just south of the town of Calumet. The project is expected to be complete in September 2024.

For more information on this project, visit our Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project website by visiting

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Contacts: Melissa Maczko, 724-439-7135 or
                 Toni Hartley, 724-425-3018 or

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