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Route 2007 Hecla Road Now Open in Westmoreland County


​Uniontown, PA – PennDOT is advising motorists that Route 2007 (Hecla Road) in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, previously closed due to construction is now open to traffic. Motorists can expect traffic to be controlled by four temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Route 981, Hecla Road, and State Street while work continues in the area.

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. Crews from Walsh Construction are performing the work.

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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