Work has begun to make drivers lives easier along the 1-83 – 581 interchange between Harrisburg and York.
Tonight PennDOT held an informational meeting on the multi-million dollar project.
The meeting drew dozens of people who live in the area and commuters that were interested to know how it would impact their commute.
“Congestion, trying to merge with traffic….it’s tough,” said Gary Biesecker.
Frequent drivers along the I-83- 581 interchange have been dealing with traffic for years. Some even have their own ways of managing.
“I’m a late merger…I know that’s a headache to people who wait and take turns. But I don’t like to wait in that line,” said Mike Etters.
PennDOT’S 22-million dollar project will include widening parts of I-83, and removing multiple on and off ramps.
At the informational meeting held by PennDOT, dozens showed up to learn more about the project and voice some of their concerns: one included the extra traffic that will filter onto lower Third street in Lemoyne because of some exits closing.
Some are concerned about pedestrian traffic along that road.
“They’ve spent a lot of money on vehicle traffic concerns, but no one has addressed pedestrian traffic. The first time someone gets hit, it will be a real issue,” said Lemoyne resident Peter Shuntich.
PennDOT says most of the work will be done at night…and they are hoping it will be done in 2015.
For further information, drivers can visit http://www.i-83beltway.com.