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Route 981 Temporary Traffic Signal Begins Next Week in Westmoreland County


Uniontown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is announcing scheduled single-lane restrictions and temporary traffic signals on Route 981 from Monday, October 9 until early November in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County. 

Route 981 will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal between Fiedors Grove Road and Carpentertown Road to allow crews from Walsh Construction to continue building the new Route 981.

An existing second temporary signal at Hurst Run – 1.5 miles from the new installation – will remain in effect.

Motorists are asked to use caution while driving through the work zone and allow extra travel time. Safety is everyone's responsibility. 

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 three 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

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 X alerts

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties at PennDOT District 12

Information about infrastructure in District 12, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 12 Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at PennDOT Projects

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Contact:  Laina Aquiline, or 724.415.3748

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