Route 225 mountain work continues
Metal supports are driven into excavated segments of
Route 225 on Peters Mountain in Halifax Twp. to
address an issue with the slope separating from the
roadway. (Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation.)
As of press time (Nov. 17) for this week’s Sentinel,
work was continuing on Route 225 across Peters
Mountain and most likely will continue into next
week, possibly longer.
A reporter was at the work site Nov. 13 and was
informed by state Department of Transportation
officials that at that time, it was not possible to
project when the necessary work would be finished.
The entire segment of road across the mountain has
been closed since Oct. 27. PennDOT officials had
said the segment would be closed for “at least four
weeks.’’ (Sentinel, Oct. 21 issue.)
According to PennDOT, workers are addressing two
areas on the “north’’ (Halifax Twp.) side of the
mountain where the slope had begun to separate from
the roadway (cracks were visible along the shoulder
beside the guiderails). One of the areas is about
360 feet in length, the other about 200.
The northbound lanes in those two areas have been
excavated so that additional supports can be placed
underneath the roadway and along the shoulder to
stabilize the slope and prevent any new separation.
time of the Sentinel’s Nov. 13 visit, a pile driver, guided
by a crane, hammered metal pieces of the support system into
one of the two still-excavated roadway portions near the
area – including both the crane and crew members – occupied
both lanes of Route 225 with no margin to accommodate other
traffic. It was not known when the rebuilding of the two
excavated portions would begin.
time, all access to the work site for construction workers
and PennDOT is from the ‘‘south’’ (Middle Paxton Twp.) side
of the mountain, where different crews are performing
drainage work and other repairs on the closed road.
have been at the site six days a week, according to PennDOT.
have been asked to use Routes 147, 22/322 and 325 as
information on the project will be published at a later
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