PennDOT District 8 announced today that preparatory work begins June 9 on a project to repair a 1.74-mile section of roadway including 29th Street from Paxton Street in Swatara Township over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and along the City of Harrisburg and Paxtang Borough municipal line to Rudy Road; Rudy Road from 29th Street to 25th Street, and 25th Street from Rudy Road to Market Street in Harrisburg; and Market Street from 25th Street to Canby Street in Penbrook Borough.
PennDOT advises travelers that they may encounter single-lane traffic restrictions with flaggers assisting them through the work zone on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews repair sections of roadway in preparation for resurfacing later this year. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.
At times parking and sidewalk restrictions may be necessary in order to safely conduct work. The contractor has agreed to coordinate access to properties and businesses along the project.
The $1,145,792 contract was awarded on April 22, to J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, and includes work to improve drainage, remove the top layer of asphalt, resurface the existing roadway, update guiderail, and install new pavement markings.
Motorists are advised to be alert for this operation, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones, not only for their safety, but for the safety of the road crews.
Some sections of this road average more than 11,300 vehicles traveled daily. Repairs under this contract are scheduled to be completed by the end of November