TRAFFIC: Major I-81 Project Begins this Weekend

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a 12.3-mileresurfacing project on Interstate 81 in Cumberland County is expected to begin in early October.

This is a pavement preservation project which includes milling, resurfacing, base repairs, concrete patching, guiderail upgrades, pavement markings, and minor bridge work on I-81 in Southampton, Shippensburg, South Newton, and Penn townships. The work limits for this project are from the Franklin County Line in Shippensburg Township to the Kutz Road bridge in Penn Township, Cumberland County.

Work this fall will consist of pavement patching and crack repairs. The contractor will work weekly from 9 PM to 6 AM Sunday nights through Thursday mornings beginning Sunday, October 6.

Lane closures not to exceed four miles in length will be implemented during work hours. There will be no traffic restrictions during non-work hours, including major holidays, during this project.

Work will be shut down and traffic restrictions lifted in mid-to-late November and restart in the spring. This project is expected to be completed by October 2022.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $26.48 million project.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties at www.penndot.gov/District8.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras, 101 of which are in the Midstate.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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