Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that on Monday, March 20, its contractor will begin preliminary work on a project to repair and resurface a 5.26-mile section of Route 23, known locally as Marietta Avenue west of the City of Lancaster, from the intersection with Race Avenue, through East Hempfield Township to just west of Corporate Boulevard in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.
The $2,961,221.65 contract was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., of New Enterprise, Bedford County, and includes tree trimming, base repair, drainage work, removal of the top layer of asphalt, resurfacing the existing roadway, guiderail replacement, and new signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.
PennDOT advises travelers that the contractor has agreed not to restrict travel lanes between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and between 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Motorists may encounter shifting traffic patterns and a single lane of travel in each direction on weekdays as crews conduct drainage and base repair operations in preparation for nighttime paving.
Some sections of Route 23 average more than 10,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.
Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, to use caution when driving or walking through work zones, not only for their safety, but for the safety of the road crews.
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