Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that on Sunday night, June 24, its contractor will adjust their work schedule to an overnight milling and paving operation on the project to resurface a 6.5-mile section of Route 743 in western Lancaster County from the intersection with Route 230, Market Street in Elizabethtown Borough, through West Donegal and East Donegal townships to the intersection with Route 441.
Some sections of Route 743, locally known as Maytown Road, average nearly 5,400 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.
PennDOT advises motorists that they may encounter lane shifts with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone during daylight hours for tree trimming and other preparatory work.
Starting June 24, an overnight detour will be in place Sunday through Friday, 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, as crews conduct milling and asphalt paving operations over the next several weeks. During operations where a 10-foot-wide lane cannot be maintained, a detour will direct traffic around the work zone using Route 772, Colebrook Road, Harrisburg Avenue, Anchor Road, Route 230, and Maytown Road.
Preparations under this construction contract began in September 2017 and resumed in late March, after a winter hiatus. Work on the entire contract is on schedule to be completed by the end of September 2018.
Pennsy Supply, Inc., of Annville, Lebanon County, is conducting the $2,762,070 contract on behalf of PennDOT. Work includes curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, coordinated utility work, inlet and drainage cross pipe work, roadway base repair, tree trimming, shoulder backup, removal of the top layer of asphalt and replacement with a 3-inch Superpave asphalt overlay, center-line rumble strips, guiderail replacement, and new signs and pavement markings.
Motorists are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones, not only for their safety, but 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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