PennDOT District 8 today at 9:15 a.m. closed the Route 283 West Ramp to Route 741 in preparation for resurfacing. This work is part of an entire project to rehabilitate five bridges and repair and resurface a two-mile section of Route 741 from U.S. Route 30 in East Hempfield Township to Route 283 in Manheim Township, Lancaster County.
Starting Sept. 9 the westbound Route 283 ramp to Route 741 will be closed for two weeks as crews apply a latex-modified concrete surface. Until then, a detour which follows Route 283 West, Route 722 and Route 283 East to Route 741 will be in place.
PennDOT advises travelers that overnight paving operations on Route 741 also will resume between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting. The contractor has placed concrete barrier and shifted traffic in order to accommodate two lanes of travel during bridge rehab and paving operations. Two travel lanes will be maintained weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at other times motorists may encounter single-lane restrictions with flaggers alternating traffic through the work zone.
PennDOT encourages those who travel Route 283 and Route 741 to allow for extra time in their travel plans or to seek an alternate route in order to avoid delays.
Route 741, locally known in some sections as Roherstown Road and McGovernville Road, averages 16,900 vehicles traveled daily.
Work began in April on the $3,265,065 contract awarded to Road-Con, Inc., of West Chester, Chester County, and includes bridge rehab on five structures: Replacement of the Route 741 bridge decks over Swarr Run and Little Conestoga Creek; repair, mill and resurface the Route 741 bridge decks over Amtrak and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks; and resurface the Route 283 West ramp bridge deck to Route 741 with a latex-modified overlay; as well as shoulder reconstruction, drainage improvements, curb cut work at Spring Valley Road and Harrisburg Pike required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, milling and paving including the on-and-off ramps for Route 283, installation of new guiderail, signs and traffic lines.