PennDOT schedules repairs on Rt. 501, Broad Street in Lititz

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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that on Wednesday, March 9, its contractor will begin inlet work as part of a project to repair and resurface a 4.29-mile section of Route 501 from just south of the intersection with Wynfield Drive and North New Street following Broad Street through Lititz Borough and the Village of Kissel Hill continuing on Lititz Pike to just south of the intersection with Route 722, Oregon Road, in Manheim Township, Lancaster County.

This section of Route 501 averages 21,850 vehicles traveled daily.

The $3,361.176.50 contract was awarded on September 30, 2015, to Pennsy Supply, Inc., of Annville, Lebanon County, and includes minor drainage work, curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, roadway base repair, removal of the top layer of asphalt, bituminous paving and new signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2016.

PennDOT advises travelers that they may encounter shifting traffic patterns or single-lane traffic restrictions with flaggers assisting them through the work zone on weekdays from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM for curb work, milling and base repair, and later this summer from 6 PM to 6 AM during nighttime paving operations. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

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.