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Route 981 Drainage Installation Begins This Week in Westmoreland County


Uniontown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is announcing that Route 981 is scheduled to close between Route 2051 (Mount Pleasant Road) and Route 2021 (Kecksburg Road) beginning Thursday, August 31 in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County.

Traffic will be rerouted utilizing Route 2021 (Kecksburg Road) and Route 2051 (Mount Pleasant Road) to allow crews from Walsh Construction Company to install drainage.

The altered traffic pattern is anticipated through mid to late October depending on weather and operations.

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.

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

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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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