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Route 72 Paving Scheduled from Manheim to East Petersburg; Daytime shoulder paving will be followed by nighttime wearing course paving.


​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that its contractor will conduct shoulder paving this week and on Sunday, August 27, will begin nighttime wearing course paving operations on a five-mile section of Route 72 in Lancaster County from the bridge over Chiques Creek at the Penn Township-Manheim Borough line continuing on Lancaster Road through Penn and East Hempfield townships to the intersection of Main Street and Edgemont Drive in East Petersburg Borough.

PennDOT advises travelers that they may encounter shifting traffic patterns and a single lane of travel in each direction on Thursday and Friday, August 24-25, between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM for shoulder paving and starting Sunday night, August 27, between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM during nighttime wearing course paving over the next few weeks. Some sections of Route 72 average more than 12,350 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

The $2,308,967.02 contract was awarded to Pennsy Supply, Inc., of Annville, Lebanon County, and includes tree trimming, base repair, drainage work, curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, removal of the top layer of asphalt, resurfacing the existing roadway, guiderail replacement, and new signs and pavement markings.

The contractor has paved the leveling course from Graystone Road to the bridge over Chiques Creek and is conducting ADA curb cut work within East Petersburg Borough. Once curb work is complete, the contractor will mill and finish paving the leveling and wearing courses in the borough. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by mid-November.

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.

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

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