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Route 981 Single-Lane Restriction Begins Monday in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | June 12, 2024

Route 981 Closing Tuesday in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | May 22, 2024

Route 2007 Hecla Road Closing Next Week in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | May 7, 2024 

Road Projects to Trigger Monthlong Detour in Mt. Pleasant Township, Lane Restrictions Near Donegal
TRIB LIVE | April 20, 2024

Boyer Road Closing Monday in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | April 16, 2024

PennDOT Previews 2024 Construction in the Southwest Region
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | April 1, 2024

Norvelt Roundabout Construction to Trigger Detour in Mt. Pleasant Township
TRIB LIVE | March 24, 2024

Route 2051 Closing Monday in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | March 22, 2024

Route 981 Temporary Traffic Signal Begins Next Week in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | October 6, 2023

Route 981 Flagging Operations Begin Monday in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | September 22, 2023

Route 981 Drainage Installation Begins This Week in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | August 29, 2023

Route 981 Flagging Operations and Closure Scheduled to Begin Next Week in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | August 11, 2023

Route 819 Closure and Route 981 Flagging Operations Extended in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | August 11, 2023

Route 981 Closure Scheduled Next Week in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | July 21, 2023

Route 2007 State Street Scheduled to Close this Week in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | July 11, 2023

Route 981 lane restrictions ahead in Mt. Pleasant Township
TRIBLIVE | June 27, 2023

Route 981 Single Lane Restrictions Scheduled This Week in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | June 26, 2023

Route 2007 Hecla Road Now Open in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | June 15, 2023

Route 981 Traffic Impacts in Westmoreland County
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | May 3, 2023

Shapiro Administration Previews 2023 Southwest Region Construction Season
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | March 28, 2023

Design in final phase for Route 981 upgrade between Palmer airport and Pleasant Unity
TRIBLIVE | February 12, 2023

Laurel Valley project triggers closures, detours on route 981, 819 in Mt. Pleasant Township
TRIBLIVE | October 29, 2022

Route 981 Closure in Westmoreland County Next Week
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | October 26, 2022

Work moves ahead for Route 981 roundabout, realignment in Mt. Pleasant Township
TRIBLIVE | August 11, 2022

RESCHEDULED: Route 981 Surface Improvement
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | June 10, 2022

Route 981 Surface Improvement Ongoing
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | June 8, 2022

Route 981 Nighttime Road Closures Extended
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | June 6, 2022 

PennDOT: Route 981 improvement project fully funded with injection of $30M
TRIBLIVE | December 9, 2021

Groundbreaking held for Laurel Valley transportation improvement project
LATROBE BULLETIN | November 15, 2021

Major Improvements Coming To Route 981 In Westmoreland County
KDKA NEWS | November 12, 2021

Officials break ground for Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project in Norvelt
TRIBLIVE | November 12, 2021

PennDOT eyes construction on 1st section of Laurel Valley project, displays plans for another
TRIBLIVE | September, 30, 2021

PennDOT to Conduct Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project Virtual Public Meeting Sept. 30 – Oct. 7
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | September 28, 2021

Virtual meeting set to update public on Laurel Valley road project in Unity
TRIBLIVE | December 3, 2020

PennDOT sets virtual public meeting for final phase of Route 981 improvement project
LATROBE BULLETIN | December, 2020

PennDOT Announces Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project Advancement, Virtual Public Meeting
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | December 2, 2020

Environmental survey underway for Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project
TRIBLIVE | June 30, 2020

PennDOT Shares Plans for Route 981 Project
THE DAILY COURIER | February 3, 2020

PennDOT Sets Open House for Route 981 improvements north of Mt. Pleasant
TRIBLIVE | January 29, 2020

PennDOT’s Laurel Valley Transportation plan draws mixed reviews in Norvelt
TRIBLIVE | July 26, 2017

PennDOT Announces Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project Public Open House Scheduled 7/19/2016
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | July 20, 2017

Open house set in Norvelt for Route 981 roadwork
TRIBLIVE | July 6, 2017

Corridor connection improvement between Unity and Mt. Pleasant Borough being studied
TRIBLIVE | May 14, 2017

PennDOT Announces Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project Start-up Public Meeting Scheduled, Website Launched
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | November 3, 2016

PennDOT Announces Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project Start-up
PENNDOT PRESS RELEASE | February 17, 2016