Harrisburg, PA – Motorists in Dauphin County are advised the southbound Interstate 83 ramp to Route 22 (Exit 50/Jonestown Road) in Lower Paxton Township near Harrisburg will be temporarily relocated Monday night as part of an interstate reconstruction project. The relocation work will begin at 9 PM Monday, November 30, and is expected to be completed by 6 AM Tuesday, December 1.
The entrance to the ramp from southbound I-83 to Route 22 will be moved about 1,000 feet north of its current location. This condition is expected to remain in place for several weeks while the contractor reconstructs portions of the ramp. Motorists should be alert for the new ramp configuration.
This work will require a lane restriction to be in place Monday night on southbound I-83 from I-81 to the Exit 50 off-ramp.
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.
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