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Weekend Closure Set for Ramp from Union Deposit Road to SB I-83 Near Harrisburg


Harrisburg, PA – A weekend closure is scheduled for the on-ramp from Union Deposit Road to southbound Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township near Harrisburg. The ramp from Union Deposit Road to southbound I-83 will be closed from 9 PM Friday, September 18, to 6 AM Monday, September 21, so a contractor can reconstruct the ramp.

A detour will be in place during this weekend closure. Motorists wishing to travel south on I-83 from Union Deposit Road should take northbound I-83 to Route 22 (Exit 50), turn left at the top of the ramp, then turn left onto the on-ramp to southbound I-83.

Upon completion of this work, the stop condition currently in place where the ramp meets southbound I-83 will be lifted. Motorists should be aware a new traffic pattern will be in place where the ramp merges with the interstate.

A weekend closure also is scheduled for the ramp from Union Deposit Road to northbound I-83. An updated press release will be issued prior to this closure.

This work is part of the $104,747,344 interstate reconstruction contract that was awarded to J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, and includes widening and rebuilding a 2.77-mile section of I-83 east of the City of Harrisburg from just south of Exit 48 for Union Deposit Road, through Exit 50 for U.S. 22 (Colonial Park/Progress), to Exit 51 for Interstate 81.

The structure work on the project includes the replacement and widening of the existing mainline bridges at Valley Road as well as three other locations, widening the existing culvert at Slotznick Run, and construction of new retaining walls as well as new sound walls in the residential areas.

The project is scheduled to wrap up in 2021.

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.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

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

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