Harrisburg, PA – The ramp from westbound Route 22/322 to Route 443 in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, was reopened to traffic early Friday morning, August 11. The ramp had been closed since June 21 to accommodate the last stage of construction for a project to rehabilitate the Route 443 bridge over Route 22/322. Traffic has now been returned to their normal traffic patterns. There is still some work to be completed by the contractor on the Route 443 bridge over the next one or two weeks, but the impact on motorists will be confined to traffic lane shifts only. Motorists should be alert for this construction activity, obey construction warning signs, and slow down when approaching and driving through the work zone – for their safety as well as for the safety of the work crews.
This work that is wrapping up is part of construction project to repair the three-span Route 443 bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and the four-span Route 443 bridge over Route 22/322. The repairs are intended to extend the service life of each bridge. PennDOT contracted with Swank Construction Company, LLC of New Kensington, Pennsylvania, to conduct the repairs at a cost of $1,761,366. Work started in the fall of 2016 and should completely wrap up before the end of this month.
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 770 traffic cameras, 94 of which are in south central Pennsylvania. 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.