Northbound traffic restriction scheduled for Saturday on I-81 over George Wade Memorial Bridge

I-81 Bridge and Reopening Update

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– On Saturday, March 3, northbound motorists on Interstate 81 are advised they may encounter traffic lane restrictions on the George Wade Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River in the Harrisburg area starting at around 6 AM,  At that time, PennDOT maintenance crews will close the right northbound lane and shoulder on the bridge so that crews can safely make deck repairs prior to the off-ramps for Front Street on the east shore of the river. The repair work should wrap up by 4 PM.

Motorists should be alert to this bridge deck repair operation and slow down when approaching and traveling through the work area – for their safety, as well as for the safety of the work crews.

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