Route 30 in Beaver County will be closed until September for road improvements

Route 30 in Beaver County, near the Ohio-West Virginia border, will be closed Wednesday through September, for road improvements, realignment and other upgrades.

The busy main road will be closed in both directions between West Virginia and Route 168.

The owner of Jack’s Diner fears this will affect business because many of her customers are from Ohio and West Virginia.

“Hoping that our customers will always come out and support us,” said Biv Moore, owner of Jack’s Diner.

For these customers, the restaurant posted this alternative route to its front door.

Moore also owns Southside Garage, which has a contract with the South Side Area School District.

The detours will also affect some students that Southside Garage picks up near the state line.

“It’s a big closure; we have students that we have to go down and pick up,” Moore said. “We’re going to have to detour 15 miles one way four times a day to reach these students.”

Moore says this project is necessary. But many drivers think it’s a burden by adding several minutes to their daily commute.

“I think it’s a bit ridiculous. It’s a main road – millions of tractor-trailers pass through here, so it’s not just me. but I think of all of them, ”said Sarah Fisher.

“It’s my main route home, so I’ll have to travel a long way to get home,” Michelle Malloy said.

The closure is expected to end at the end of September.

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