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Work on Vine Street likely will cause delays north of Middletown

Posted 4/12/19

Starting at 7 a.m. Monday, April 15, the northbound and southbound passing lanes of Vine Street north of Middletown will be closed and a single-lane traffic pattern will be in place for up to 25 …

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Work on Vine Street likely will cause delays north of Middletown

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Starting at 7 a.m. Monday, April 15, the northbound and southbound passing lanes of Vine Street north of Middletown were closed and a single-lane traffic pattern will be in place for up to 25 days, so contractors can remove the median guiderail and replace it with mountable concrete curb.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation made the announcement Friday.

The work marks the start of a project to rehabilitate a mostly 1.52-mile concrete section of Vine Street just north of Interstate 76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) overpass from Swatara Park Road at the Middletown borough-Lower Swatara Township line through Londonderry Township to just north of Swatara Creek Road in Derry Township.

The $3,756,090 contract was awarded Jan. 31 to Kinsley Construction Inc. of York and includes replacing the existing median guiderail with concrete mountable curb, patching concrete pavement, replacing two drainage pipes, reconstructing the road shoulder, diamond grinding the concrete portion of the road, removing the top layer of asphalt at the southern end of the project and resurfacing that portion of the road with a 3-inch Superpave warm-mix asphalt overlay, and installing new guiderail, signs and pavement markings.

Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of November.

Vine Street will be restricted to a single lane for up to 25 days from just south of the Swatara Creek bridge to just south of the ramps for Route 283 as crews remove the existing median guiderail, install concrete mountable curb and conduct concrete patching in the passing lanes. This section of Vine Street, officially designated as state Route 2003, averages more than 10,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route, PennDOT suggested.

At all other times motorists might encounter lane shifts and single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone daily between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as well as five or six nights per week from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

For more information, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.