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Major work coming to Route 283-Vine Street ramps in coming weeks, including detours

Posted 9/19/19

Beginning Sunday, the Route 283 westbound ramp to Vine Street and the Vine Street ramp to Route 283 westbound will be closed and a detour will be in effect for about one week, the Pennsylvania …

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Major work coming to Route 283-Vine Street ramps in coming weeks, including detours

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Beginning Sunday, the Route 283 westbound ramp to Vine Street and the Vine Street ramp to Route 283 westbound will be closed and a detour will be in effect for about one week, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.

Motorists who want to access Route 283 westbound from Vine Street will use the Vine Street on-ramp to Route 283 eastbound to Toll House Road to turn around to access Route 283 westbound. Motorists traveling on Route 283 westbound to Vine Street will turn around at North Union Street to access Vine Street from the eastbound local lane.

Beginning Sunday, September 29, the Route 283 eastbound ramp to Vine Street and the Vine Street ramp to Route 283 eastbound will be closed for roadwork. Motorists wishing to access Route 283 eastbound from Vine Street will use the Route 283 westbound on-ramp and turn around at the North Union Street Interchange. Motorists traveling onto Vine Street from Route 283 eastbound will be directed to turn around at Tollhouse Road and access Vine Street from Route 283 westbound.

This detour also will be in effect for about one week.

Work on the ramps include full-depth reconstruction and utility work, Final paving will be performed in 2020.

This work is part of an $89.4 million project being conducted 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.

Work began in the spring of 2017 with rehabilitation of the three structures that carry Newberry Road, Union Street and Vine Street over Route 283. Westbound Route 283 was rebuilt in 2018, and eastbound Route 283 is being reconstructed this year.