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Crews To Start Work On Route 88 Rockslide

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EAST BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Work to remove boulders from Route 88 in Washington County will begin soon.

According to PennDOT, the Joseph B. Fay Company has started to move equipment to the rockslide in East Bethlehem Township.

The rocks will be broken up and then used to build a ramp to access the top of the hill.

A detour has been established in the area to help drivers get around the road closure.

According to a statement from PennDOT, the detour is “Route 2063 (Beallsville Road/Ridgewood Drive) to Route 2041 (Maiden St.) to Route 40 to Route 2026 (Ridge Road) back to Route 88.”

The rockslide happened over the weekend and crews estimate that it could take up to four weeks for the road to be re-opened.

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