A nearly $5.6-million repair and resurfacing project gets underway on Sunday night, April 27, on Interstate 283, between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Eisenhower Interchange in Swatara and Lower Swatara townships, Dauphin County.
Motorists are advised that they may encounter traffic lane restrictions during the overnight hours in this area between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., Sunday through Friday morning.
A little more than 70,000 vehicles travel on I-283 on a daily basis.
The contractor intends to start in the northbound direction with a milling operation to remove the asphalt layer on top of the concrete pavement.
In addition to the overnight traffic lane restrictions on the mainline of I-283, the project will also include overnight closures from time-to-time on the ramps that connect I-283 to Route 283, Route 441, and Interstate 83 and Route 322 in the Eisenhower Interchange.
Nighttime ramp closures will be announced in advance through the electronic message boards in the project area. PennDOT will also provide detour information prior to a ramp closure.
PennDOT has contracted with Pennsy Supply, Inc. of Annville, Pennsylvania, to conduct the highway improvement project at a cost of $5,596,323. The work consists of milling (i.e., removing the old asphalt surface), concrete pavement patching, and resurfacing with new asphalt.
The project is scheduled to be finished by mid-May of 2015.
People can view the traffic patterns and traffic conditions on I-283 by way of a traffic cameras connected to the 511 Traveler Information System. To access the images from these traffic cameras, go to PennDOT’s travel advisory website at www.511pa.com.
Motorists can also use the website to check on travel conditions on other interstate highways and major expressways in south central Pennsylvania and statewide. In addition to the website, motorists can also check on travel conditions by way of their telephones or cell phones by calling 511. This is a free travel information service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.