PennDOT Engineering District 8 today announced that night work will begin Sunday, July 27, weather permitting, on a 4.5-mile section of Interstate 83 in northern York County thanks to the state’s new transportation plan.
The $3,524,898 contract was awarded on May 5 to Pennsy Supply, Inc. of Annville, Lebanon County, and includes roadway base repair, concrete patching, concrete slab repair, removal of the top layer of asphalt, and bituminous resurfacing from just north of the Sheep Bridge Road overpass in Newberry Township to just south of the Fishing Creek Road overpass in Fairview Township. The project is financed with 100 percent state funds from Pennsylvania’s new transportation plan, Act 89.
In April, Governor Tom Corbett announced that statewide, more than $2.1 billion in highway and bridge projects will begin in 2014, $600 million more than what would have been available without Act 89.
By its fifth year, Act 89 will generate an additional $2.3 billion to $2.4 billion a year in added statewide transportation investment across all modes.
Funding provided by Act 89 will make significant progress in addressing major roadway, bridge and transit needs across south central Pennsylvania. In the eight-county area, the new transportation plan will enable PennDOT to advance $60 million in additional work this year, including rehabilitating 17 deteriorated bridges and resurfacing 20 roadways including four interstates.
PennDOT advises motorists that starting July 27 through the end of October they will encounter short-term single-lane restrictions Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. as construction crews repair the highway in preparation for contract paving. The contractor may choose to work Friday or Saturday nights if work is delayed by weather or other circumstances during the week.
An average of nearly 32,440 vehicles travel on some sections of I-83 every day.
Travelers 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 also for the safety of the road crews.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.