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Closure and new traffic patterns impacting 283 project begin Friday, Oct. 11, PennDOT says

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Posted 10/10/19

Beginning Friday night Oct. 11 the right lane of westbound Route 283 from the Interstate 283 South/Route 283 west ramp to the Eisenhower Boulevard intersection will be closed for road construction, …

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Closure and new traffic patterns impacting 283 project begin Friday, Oct. 11, PennDOT says

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Beginning Friday night Oct. 11 the right lane of westbound Route 283 from the Interstate 283 South/Route 283 west ramp to the Eisenhower Boulevard intersection will be closed for road construction, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced.

The closure is for a contractor to begin reconstructing the ramp spur from westbound Route 283 to northbound Eisenhower Boulevard in Lower Swatara Township.

From 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, westbound Route 283 traffic will be shifted onto the newly-constructed left lane and will be able to make normal traffic movements onto Eisenhower Boulevard.

The I-283 South/Route 283 west ramp will be placed in a stop condition during this time. Flaggers will be on site to assist traffic during peak travel times starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, PennDOT says.

Trucks and buses will not be able to turn from the left lane of westbound Route 283 onto northbound Eisenhower Boulevard. Trucks and buses will be directed onto the Route 283 west/I-283 north ramp to get on Eisenhower Boulevard from Route 441.

Trucks and buses that miss the northbound ramp will be directed to make left turns only onto Eisenhower Boulevard toward eastbound Route 230, turn left onto the Airport Connector, and follow the connector to Route 283 west, then take the Route 283 west/I-283 north ramp to Route 441, PennDOT says.

PennDOT expects the contractor to complete reconstruction of the left lane of eastbound Route 283 and open both the east and westbound lanes to unrestricted travel by Nov. 28, 2019.

Various earthwork operations will be completed over winter along with continued substructure repair work. Cable median barrier will be installed between December 2019 and May 2020.

Final wearing course will be placed starting in April, and substructure repair work will continue until the project is finished in November 2020, PennDOT says.

The roadwoark is all part of an $89.4 million project being done by Hempt Bros. Inc. of Camp Hill to rebuild six miles of Route 283 as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Union Street, and Vine Street interchanges.

The project started in spring 2017 with rehabilitation of bridges over Route 283 on Newberry Road, Union Street and Vine Street.
Westbound Route 283 was rebuilt in 2018 and eastbound Route 283 is being reconstructed in 2019. The entire project is to be completed in 2020 when the final two-inch wearing course layer of asphalt will be paved in both directions of Route 283.

PennDOT asks that all motorists be alert for this continued roadwork.

Pay attention signing and message boards that identify new traffic patterns, and use caution when driving through work zones for your own safety, as well as the safety of road workers, PennDOT says.

More information about this project and other roadwork projects throughout the region can be found by going to
www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 miles of state roadway by going to www.511PA.com.