Milling & paving work begins Sunday night on Rt. 462 in Lancaster

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Harrisburg, PA – A milling and paving operation starts on Sunday night, April 3, on Route 462 through the City of Lancaster. Route 462 is also known locally as King Street.

The operation will run Sunday and the following weeknights from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. on the 2.1-mile portion of Route 462 between West Street on the west end of the city and Broad Street on the east end.

Drivers are advised to be alert to this operation and to slow down when approaching and traveling through the work zone, for their safety as well as the safety of the construction crews.

“Milling” is the mechanical removal of the old asphalt surface of the road. In this situation on Route 462, the milling machine will cut away a depth of about 2 ½-inches depth of the old road surface. The road will then be checked for any further pavement repairs that need to be made.

When the repairs have been completed, a paving operation will follow to resurface the road with new blacktop. This milling and paving work is part of a construction project that started last summer to improve Route 462 through the city. The project includes road base repair, minor drainage improvements, and curb work related to requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as the milling and resurfacing work. PennDOT has contracted New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. of New Enterprise, Pennsylvania, to conduct the highway improvement project.

The contract price of $2,007,169 also includes work that was done on Route 23.

The contract completion date for the project is late June of this year.

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