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Rescheduled: Nyes Road/Devonshire Heights Road Safety Improvement Project in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County


Harrisburg, PA – Work on a safety improvement project at the intersection of Nyes Road (Route 2019) and Devonshire Heights Road (T-774) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, has been postponed due to rain forecast for later this week.

The contractor originally had planned to implement a long-term detour on Devonshire Heights Road, and a short-term detour on Nyes Road, at the intersection, this Saturday.

The new schedule follows:

Beginning at approximately 7 AM Monday, May 4, Devonshire Heights Road will be closed for roadway realignment and profiling work, and the installation of new stormwater, sanitary sewer, and gas lines. An approximately 160-day detour will be in place using Beaver Road, Johnson Road, Old Jonestown Road, and Deaven Road.

On Saturday, May 9, Nyes Road will be closed so new sanitary sewer lines and manholes can be installed. A detour will be in place from 6 AM to 6 PM using Old Jonestown Road, Jonestown Road, Walnut Street, and Route 3024 (Locust Lane).

This project includes the realignment of the intersection by relocating the northern leg of Devonshire Heights Road to align with the southern leg, the installation of a new traffic signal, and a culvert replacement from just south of North Highlands Court to just north of M Street.

Pennsy Supply, Inc., of Harrisburg is the prime contractor on this $3,847,905 project.

Normal highway and bridge construction projects in Pennsylvania remain paused as part of the commonwealth’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This project is part of critical work that continues statewide addressing safety needs and work needed to eliminate roadway restrictions that could impede the ability for the movement of life sustaining goods and services.

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Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8