Harrisburg, PA – PennDOT announced today that its contractor is set to resume work next week on a ramp extension project on Route 322 in Derry Township, Dauphin County.
This project consists of constructing approximately 0.5 miles of ramp extensions both eastbound and westbound on Route 322 to connect the Middletown/Hummelstown exit for Waltonville Road (Route 2005) with the Route 422/Hersheypark Drive interchange.
Work on the project includes full depth roadway construction, milling and resurfacing, drainage improvements including storm water basins, median barrier and guiderail updates, overhead sign structure replacements, closed circuit TV camera installation, signs and pavement markings.
On Monday, May 4, the contractor will begin trimming trees and paving rumble strips and shoulders to prepare for a traffic shift that will begin the night of Monday, May 11. Short-term, daylight lane closures will be in effect during this work.
Traffic will be shifted to the outside (right) shoulder, so the contractor can begin widening operations in the median.
Route 322 westbound traffic will be shifted to the outside (right) shoulder with two 11-foot travel lanes. The ramp from Waltonville Road to Route 322 eastbound will be placed in a stop condition.
Route 422 eastbound will be reduced to a single lane prior to the Hersheypark Drive off-ramp. The westbound Route 322 (Governor Road) on-ramp to Route 322 West will be placed in a stop condition. Two lanes of travel will be established on Route 322 westbound after the Hersheypark Drive on-ramp and will continue to the end of the work area.
Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.
Hempt Bros., Inc., of Camp Hill, is the prime contractor on this $5.4 million project.
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