Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will set work zone signs today announcing that on Tuesday, May 15, its contractor will begin surveying and clearing brush on a project to repair and resurface a 7.46-mile section of U.S. 322 in northern Lancaster and Lebanon counties from the intersection with Keener Road near Route 501 in the Village of Brickerville in Elizabeth Township to Route 72, Lebanon Road in Cornwall Borough.
The $4,569,000 contract was awarded on March 14 to Allan Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, and includes clearing brush, drainage pipe and inlet work, roadway base repair, removal of the top layer of asphalt and replacement with a 3-inch Superpave asphalt overlay, guiderail replacement, and new signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by October 2019.
PennDOT advises travelers that the contractor will not restrict travel lanes between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and on Fridays between 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Initially travelers may encounter lane shifts and single-lane traffic restrictions with flaggers directing motorists through the work zone during daylight hours for brush cutting, drainage, and rock slope work in advance of nighttime roadway base repair and paving operations.
This section of U.S. 322, locally known as 28th Division Highway, averages 7,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.
Motorists are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling 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 www.projects.penndot.gov.
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