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PennDOT releases list of road projects for rest of the year

Posted 4/18/18

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that roughly 104 highway and bridge projects are anticipated to begin or continue across the eight-county south central region this …

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PennDOT releases list of road projects for rest of the year

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that roughly 104 highway and bridge projects are anticipated to begin or continue across the eight-county south central region this year.

Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced plans to improve more than 1,100 rural and low-volume roadway miles and rehabilitate or replace at least 85 municipally owned bridges over five years.

There will be about $326 million in improvements coming to Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties this year.

One major project in the region includes finishing Interstate 81 widening projects just north and south of Harrisburg. The Route 22 bridge over Interstate 83 east of Harrisburg and six miles of Route 283 between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Toll House Road in Lower Swatara and Londonderry townships are being rebuilt. Later this summer, the $130 million project to widen and reconstruct Interstate 83 just east of Harrisburg, between the Eisenhower Interchange and Interstate 81, will begin.

Other significant projects in south central Pennsylvania include continuing work on the realignment of I-83 at the Exit 18 interchange with Mount Rose Avenue in York County; the upcoming repair and resurfacing of I-83 between Shrewsbury and Loganville, also in York County; the addition of a left turn lane for Chester Road along the Route 30 bypass in Lancaster County; and safety enhancements with the installation of cable median barrier along I-81 in Cumberland and Dauphin counties as well as along Route 15 in Adams County.

More than 60 bridges will be repaired or replaced in the region. This includes the Herr Street bridge over Paxton Creek in Harrisburg, where accelerated bridge construction will be used to build the new bridge superstructure in an adjacent lot and install it over a 10-day period in late summer.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.