Traffic Stoppages Scheduled This Weekend for Northbound I-81 in the Harrisburg Area
Motorists are advised that northbound Interstate 81 in the vicinity of the I-81 Exit 67 interchange just north of Harrisburg in Dauphin County will be closed intermittently during the overnight hours this Saturday and Sunday, between midnight and 5 a.m. The traffic stoppages are necessary so that construction crews can safely set new bridge beams for the eastbound Route 22 bridge over the northbound side of I-81. New beams over the southbound side of I-81 were installed earlier this week.
The northbound traffic stoppages will occur on Saturday night, Aug. 24, from midnight to 5 a.m. on Sunday morning, Aug. 25, and also on Sunday night, from midnight until 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. If it necessary to complete the installation of the bridge beams, northbound I-81 may also be stopped intermittently on Monday night, from midnight to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, to complete the bridge beam installation.
Northbound motorists will have the option to detour around the stoppage by way of the off-ramp to eastbound Route 22 (Cameron Street), Elmerton Avenue, and then north on Progress Avenue back to northbound I-81 at Exit 69.
In addition to this impact to northbound traffic, the southbound ramp to eastbound Route 22 at the I-81 Exit 67 interchange will be closed during the nighttime operation. This is necessary as a safety precaution because this ramp is situated under the area where the new beams will be installed.
There are a total of 12 bridge beams to be installed – six for each of the two remaining spans on the northbound side of I-81.
Motorists are asked to be alert to this operation and to slow down when approaching the construction work zone.