Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that starting at 6:00 PM Sunday night, October 13, through Thursday, October 24, its contractor will close the narrow sections of Hunsecker Road, on either side of the Hunsecker covered bridge, and short section of Snakehill Road in Upper Leacock Township to begin paving. Residents will be permitted to access their properties while each section of roadway is closed for a few nights.
PennDOT also advises travelers that on Butter Road near the U.S. 222 interchange and on a short section of Jake Landis Road under U.S. 222 in Manheim Township that between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM they may encounter single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone during overnight paving operations in October.
Both Hunsecker and Butter roads average more than 1,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.
This work is part of a $3,399,586 contract that was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. of the Village of New Enterprise, Bedford County, and includes drainage and inlet work, pipe replacement, roadway base replacement, removal of the top layer of asphalt, and resurfacing a 2.5-mile section of State Route 1029, locally known as Snakehill Road from Route 23 (New Holland Pike) to Hunsecker Road in Upper Leacock Township, continuing on Hunsecker Road to Butter Road in Manheim Township, and continuing on Butter Road to U.S. 222; and 4-mile section of Route 272 (Oregon Pike) in Manheim and West Earl townships.
Crews may conduct base repair work on Route 272 in November and, after a winter shutdown, resume work when weather allows in 2020.
Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling 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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Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8