PennDOT to Resurface U.S. 322 ramp for Hummelstown/Middletown

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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently set work zone signs announcing that on Sunday, May 15 from 9 PM until 6 AM the following morning, its contractor will close the eastbound U.S. 322 off-ramp for Hummelstown/Middletown for a milling and resurfacing operation, weather permitting.

This work is part of an ongoing $13 million construction project that began May 8 to repair and resurface a seven mile section of U.S. 322 between the Eisenhower Interchange in Swatara Township and the Hershey interchange with Route 39 and U.S. 422 in Derry Township, Dauphin County.

The $13,272,886 contract was awarded on March 16 to Hempt Bros., Inc., of Camp Hill, Cumberland County. The overall contract includes roadway base repair, milling and resurfacing the existing roadway and shoulders with new asphalt. On the concrete portions of the project, the contractor will make concrete repairs and apply a thin friction course on the pavement. The project also includes guiderail replacement, minor drainage improvements, and curb ramp improvements associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed next summer.

PennDOT advises travelers that they may continue to encounter shifting traffic patterns and/or single-lane traffic restrictions through the work zone on weeknights from 9 PM to 6 AM. Some sections of U.S. 322 average more than 21,000 vehicles traveled daily.

Motorists are reminded to be alert for these operations, 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.
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