PennDOT to Repair Section of I-83

PennDOT LogoPennDOT to Repair, Pave 7.33-Mile Section of I-83 in York County

Nighttime milling and concrete repairs scheduled in advance of asphalt paving.


Harrisburg, PA
– The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that on Tuesday, May 8, weather permitting, its contractor will begin a nighttime milling and concrete repair operation marking the start of a bridge and pavement preservation project on a 7.33-mile section of Interstate 83 in southern York County from the bridge over Mt. Airy Road in Hopewell Township through Shrewsbury Township to the bridge over Route 214, Dunkard Valley Road in Springfield Township.

 

The $11,012,083 contract was awarded on February 12, 2018, to H&K Group, Inc., of Skippack, Montgomery County, and includes full width removal of the top layer of asphalt, accelerated concrete patching and spall repairs, roadway base repairs, resurfacing the interstate with a 4.5-inch Superpave asphalt overlay, bridge joint replacements, concrete bridge deck and substructure repairs, guiderail replacement, and new signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

 

PennDOT advises travelers that the contractor will not restrict travel lanes or ramps between 5:00 AM and 7:00 PM, therefore all the roadwork will take place at night. Motorists may encounter a single lane of travel in either direction five or six nights a week as crews conduct nighttime milling and concrete pavement repairs in advance of asphalt paving.

Some sections of I-83 average more than 25,500 vehicles traveled daily in each direction. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

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.

 

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras, 99 of which are in the Midstate.

 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.


 

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Crochunis, 717-705-2619

Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8

Editor’s Note: Please refer to the accompanying press release for a project location map.

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