Kathy Liebler
                        Director of Public Information

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Joe Agnello, (724) 755-5262, (724) 755-5142 fax
e-mail: jagnello@paturnpike.com

September 27, 2000


Finleyville-Elrama Road to Reopen Friday Near 
Site of Future Mon/Fayette Interchange

Effective at noon Friday, Sept. 29, State Route 1006 (Finleyville-Elrama Road) in Union Township, Washington County will reopen at the Mon/Fayette Expressway construction site near the village of Gastonville.

SR 1006 is a popular connector road between Pa. Route 837 at the west shore of the Monongahela River and Pa. Route 88 in Finleyville Borough. It has been closed since May 1 for reconstruction of a bridge over Peters Creek.

Widening of the bridge from 23 feet to some 41 feet was part of the Turnpike Commissionís ongoing construction of the Mon/Fayette Expressway Project north from Interstate 70 in Fallowfield Township, Washington County to Pa. Route 51 in Jefferson Hills Borough, Allegheny County.

Mon/Fayette Construction Section 52H, contracted to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company at $49.2 million, includes an interchange with SR 1006 and the reconstruction of parts of SR 1006 and Union Township Road 992 (Patterson Road).

The 17-mile expressway project from I-70 to Route 51 is targeted for completion in late 2001.


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