Traffic once again is flowing on Johnstown’s Menoher Boulevard.

A portion of the road, which carries an estimated 12,000 cars daily between the city and West Hills localities, had been shut since a Nov. 27 rock slide.

PennDOT reopened the road – also known as Route 271 and, that section, the Easy Grade – Thursday after an emergency-repair job was completed in just a few days.

“They got done quickly,” said Tara Callahan, PennDOT District 9 spokeswoman.

The slide sent large rocks onto the road and damaged a fence, causing problems that went beyond the cleanup capabilities of local PennDOT crews.

Under an accelerated schedule, the agency solicited bids and signed up Hermitage contractor Delta Constructors Inc. for the $119,250 project.

The company removed fallen rock, repaired a net covering the hillside and temporarily repaired the fence. Part of the fencing had to be specially ordered.

“The contractor will need to make permanent repairs to the fence once the new fencing is delivered,” officials said in a press release.

Callahan said it is not clear when that work will happen.

When it does, motorists can expect lane closures.

It is possible Menoher would be shut for a short period of time, officials said.

The hillside netting and reinforced barrier along Menoher was installed in 1995, and officials say those measures have significantly reduced major rock slides in that area.

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