Traffic to be shifted on I-83 NB ramp to Route 851
Harrisburg, PA – Motorists in southern York County are advised a PennDOT contractor is scheduled to close the right lane of northbound Interstate 83 at Exit 4 in Shrewsbury Township so traffic can be shifted on the ramp from northbound I-83 to Route 851.
Weather permitting, the right lane of northbound I-83 will be closed from 7 PM Monday, October 19, to 5 AM Tuesday, October 20.
Work Monday night includes line eradication, line painting and moving concrete barrier so traffic can be shifted from the right side of the ramp to the newly reconstructed left side. Once this long-term traffic shift is in place, the contractor will begin reconstructing the right side of the ramp.
Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.
This section of I-83 averages more than 44,300 vehicles traveled daily.
This work is part of a $29.9 million Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) construction contract awarded to Kinsley Construction, Inc. of the City of York, York County. The project includes replacement of the northbound and southbound bridges that carry I-83 over Route 851 with two-span structures that will allow enough clearance for Route 851 to be widened to four lanes and realigned into the DDI configuration. Work under this contract will also lengthen and reconstruct the on and off ramps within the interchange and replace the culvert that carries Deer Creek beneath the interchange.
Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction along I-83 during construction except for short-term off-peak lane closures to adjust traffic patterns. PennDOT expects the project to be completed in the fall of 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.
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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