Work on Route 11/15 rock slopes to begin next week

DUNCANNON, Pa. (WHTM) – Work to remove loose rock from a cliff along a half-mile of Route 11/15 in Perry County is scheduled to begin next week.

Traffic will be maintained through the work area south of Duncannon and north of Cove Road in Penn Township, but drivers should expect shifting lanes, reduced speed, lane restrictions and occasional traffic stoppages, according to a PennDOT news release.

There will be no traffic restrictions weekdays between from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

PennDOT spokesman Mike Crochunis said in addition to removing loose rock and vegetation from the cliff face, workers will install a wire mesh protection system to control rock that becomes loose in the future.

He said a concrete safety barrier will be installed at the bottom of the slope, and Route 11/15 in the area will be milled and repaved.

The $4.3 million project is scheduled to wrap up by late October.

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