News from Antietam NPS website:
"Federal Highway Administration Conducts Engineering Studies of Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent J.W. Howard announced that the
Federal Highway Administration would be drilling core samples of the
Battlefield Tour Road beginning February 22, 2005. These samples will provide FHWA
Engineers with information on the condition of the existing roadbed, which is
needed as they continue to develop the proposed re-paving of the Battlefield Tour
Road in 2007.
Some traffic delays may be encountered while the work is going on, but
Federal Highways personnel will be providing traffic control for safety during the
project. This study is expected to begin on February 22 and be completed
(weather permitting) by March4, 2005. The work will be performed only on the 9.5
mile Tour Road.
Tom Shay - Cressona, PA
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