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PennDOT to Restrict, Stop Traffic on Route 283 and Route 722 to Set Bridge Beams in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County; 2-year project will widen State Road, replace bridges over Amtrak and Route 283.

08/08/2019

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that next week, August 12-15, its contractor will be conducting overnight bridge work that will restrict travel lanes on Route 283 and Route 722 near the Landisville exit in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. Starting Monday night, August 12, weather permitting, crews will conduct rolling roadblocks to set bridge beams on the new Route 722 bridge over Route 283.

PennDOT advises motorists that starting at 9:00 PM Monday, August 12, through 6:00 AM Tuesday, August 13, they should expect to encounter single lane restrictions and overnight 15-minute road closures on Route 722 and Route 283 between the Mt. Joy and Manheim Pike exits as the contractor conducts rolling roadblocks to set bridge beams on the new structure over Route 283. If all the bridge beams are set in one shift, the rolling road blocks will not be necessary for the remainder of the week, but the nighttime and pre-dawn lane restrictions will still be needed to conduct bridge and drainage work within the interchange.

The $18,467,109 contract was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., of the Village of New Enterprise, Bedford County, and includes the widening and reconstruction of State Road through the Route 283 interchange under phased construction, replacement of the Route 722 bridge over Route 283 and the bridge that carries the municipally-owned section of State Road over the Amtrak railroad tracks, installation of drainage and storm water basins, reconstruction of the four interchange ramps, traffic signal work, and installation of new guiderail, signs and pavement markings. Nightwork under this construction contract began March 18. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed in June 2021 when the final two-inch wearing course layer of Superpave asphalt will be paved.

Route 722, State Road traffic has been shifted to the west side of the roadway since April 10 using barrier and barrels to separate traffic from the work area within the Route 283 interchange for Landisville. A single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during daylight hours, however travelers should expect changing traffic patterns during nighttime and pre-dawn operations. This section of Route 722 averages 13,000 vehicles traveled daily.

Route 283 averages nearly 60,000 vehicles traveled daily through this interchange.  To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to use caution when driving through work zones for their safety as well as 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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