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Route 981 Flagging Operations Begin Monday in Westmoreland County


Uniontown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is announcing overnight single-lane restrictions controlled by flaggers beginning Monday, September 25 on Route 981 in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County. 

Restrictions and flagging will occur between Route 819 and Fiedors Grove Road and are anticipated until mid-October depending on weather and operations. Crews from Walsh Construction Company will be conducting nighttime paving. 

Motorists are asked to use caution while driving through the work zone and allow extra travel time.

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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