2010-10-07 / Local & State

Pa. Firm To Construct Road To Flight 93 Memorial

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania company has been awarded a contract to build an entrance road to the under-construction memorial for United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed on Sept. 11.

The National Park Service announced the $4.5 million contract with New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. on Thursday. The company will build a 2.3-mile road connected to a highway near the memorial in Shanksville, a rural area southeast of Pittsburgh.

The Park Service says the work will begin soon and is expected to be completed in July.

Flight 93 was traveling from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco when hijackers took it over Sept. 11, 2001. It crashed into a field.

The first phase of the permanent memorial is expected to be dedicated in time for the 10th anniversary of the crash in 2011.

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