The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 7, will restrict northbound traffic on Interstate 83 to a single lane in southern York County. The single-lane traffic restriction is necessary for repairing a dip in the road that has developed due to a deteriorating drainage pipe undermining the pavement. The location of this single-lane traffic restriction is in Shrewsbury Township, about 1.2 miles north of the Maryland state line. Between 19,000 and 20,000 vehicles travel on this portion of northbound I-83 on a daily basis.
Construction crews intend to stabilize the concrete pavement slabs in the area over the drainage pipe by pumping concrete grouting into the void that has developed underneath the slabs. The northbound single-lane traffic restriction will remain in place over the weekend until this work is completed. It is possible the work may finish sooner, allowing northbound I-83 to be restored to two lanes of traffic. PennDOT will issue an announcement when northbound I-83 has been restored to two lanes of traffic.
PennDOT advises motorists to be alert to this operation on northbound I-83, to be patient, and to slow down when approaching and travelling through the work zone. If it becomes necessary to close northbound I-83, PennDOT is working with the Maryland State Highway Administration, and both agencies will alert the public and coordinate the detour between Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Motorists are encouraged to check the conditions on I-83 in Pennsylvania by visiting www.511PA.com, especially since conditions may change during the course of the weekend depending on what the construction crews encounter during their repair operation. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras on Pennsylvania’s interstate highways and major expressways. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.