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Wexford Flats Project To Last Longer Than Expected

WEXFORD (KDKA) -- It's bad news for anyone who lives or works in the North Hills.

The construction project that's widening Route 19 in the Wexford Flats area will last longer than expected.

Officials from the West View Water Authority say they have to re-route thousands of feet of water lines along Route 19.

PennDOT says because of that delay, about 40 percent of the project will be finished by the end of this year.

"We understand it's an inconvenience and a headache for people to travel through that area on a daily basis with the construction project under way, but we ask people to bear in mind that this project is being implemented to improve access to those businesses," Jim Struzzi, a spokesman for PennDOT District 11, said.

The whole project will be completed by November of 2012.

The $18 million project means traffic delays for the 28,000 vehicles that travel the road every day.

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