PennDOT to Install Cable Median Barrier along U.S. 222, I-78, U.S. 15
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today began a safety improvement project to install high-tension cable median barrier along three highways in south central Pennsylvania. The purpose of the cable barrier is to help prevent errant vehicles from completely crossing the median area and colliding with vehicles traveling in the opposite direction.
Work will begin along U.S. 222 in Lancaster County as crews prepare to install the concrete foundations and steel posts, and then to attach the high-tension cable. Similar operations will follow along sections of Interstate 78 in Lebanon County and U.S. 15 in Adams County.
The $2,523,206.25 contract was awarded on June 27 to MorganRail, Inc., of Temple, Berks County, to install more than 138,000 linear feet of high-tension cable median barrier along three sections of highway:
- U.S. 222 in Lancaster County from the Manheim-Warwick township line to the
Lancaster-Berks county line,
- I-78 in Lebanon County from just east of Route 72 to the Lebanon-Berks county line, •U.S. 15 from just south of the U.S. 30 interchange to just south of York Springs Borough.
Motorists are advised that they may encounter left shoulder restrictions during daylight operations through the beginning of winter. Crews will break over the winter and resume work in the spring. Work is expected to be completed by mid-August 2017.
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