Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that Route 117 in Palmyra Borough, Lebanon County, reopened at 1:00 PM. A portion of the road had been closed between Birch and Cypress streets while crews worked to fill and repair a substantial sinkhole.
PennDOT also announced that the westbound and eastbound directions of U.S. 422 near Palmyra Borough in North Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, will remain closed due to ongoing sinkhole activity.
The contractor, J.D. Eckman of Atglen, PA, is on site working to determine the extent of the voids, then backfilling the areas with grout to stabilize the roadway and subsurface areas. The design team will be using the information collected to date to engineer a more extensive repair plan. This design effort will be completed by the end of the holiday weekend so that direction can be provided to the contractor on Monday, July 8.
The official detour, which is currently in place involves Lingle Avenue to Palmyra Road to U.S. 322 to Route 934. Motorists are asked to use the official detour as local roads are not designed for the volume of traffic that is typically on U.S. 422.
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