Phase two of construction continues at York split

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Dozens of roads across Central Pennsylvania are getting a makeover this spring, which could cause some headaches for drivers.

One of those areas affected will be the 83-581 interchange at the York split.

On Monday, phase two of construction got underway on the 22.1 million dollar PennDOT project which started in fall 2013.

This phase of construction includes work to shift temporary concrete barriers, remove the existing asphalt, patch concrete pavement as well as pave a new asphalt overlay.

PennDOT officials say their main goal is to get rid of the traffic bottleneck which has been a problem along the interchange for decades now.

“We’re widening I-83 in the area to three lanes plus an auxiliary lane that will accommodate for those that are entering and exiting the road way, so we’ll have a single lane from New Cumberland all the way up to the exit for Second Street,” said Mike Crochunis with PennDOT.

Crochunis says the nighttime lane restrictions will be in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and will mostly take place Sunday through Thursday.

The project is scheduled to be complete by July.