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PennDOT to shift traffic onto new roadway at Route 283 and Vine Street in Londonderry Township

Posted 6/4/19

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and its contractor tonight will begin work to shift Vine Street ramp traffic at Route 283 onto the newly built road in Londonderry Township.

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PennDOT to shift traffic onto new roadway at Route 283 and Vine Street in Londonderry Township

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and its contractor tonight will begin work to shift Vine Street ramp traffic at Route 283 onto the newly built road in Londonderry Township.

Monday night, the contractor shifted North Union Street traffic onto the new road allowing for longer acceleration and deceleration lanes within the interchange near Hummelstown in Lower Swatara Township.

Starting at 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, the contractor will begin work to shift ramp traffic within the interchange onto the newly built road. To accomplish this work, overnight rolling roadblocks will be conducted in the Route 283 eastbound local lane as the contractor installs pavement markings and shifts barrier to complete the switch.

PennDOT reminds travelers to be alert for these operations, to pay attention to the signs and message boards identifying new traffic patterns, and to use caution when driving through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews. The Express Lane will remain open to motorists however there is no access to the ramps for the Airport Connector, Union Street and Vine Street interchanges.

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 the 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.

The overall project is scheduled for completion in 2020 when the final 2-inch wearing course layer of Superpave asphalt will be paved in both directions of Route 283, according to PennDOT.