Lane closures coming Friday night to Interstate 83 Northbound in Cumberland County

Delays on Interstate 83 South Due to Repairs

CUMEBRLAND COUNTY, Pa.– A PennDOT contractor plans to implement lane closures Friday night, September 27, on Interstate 83 northbound in Cumberland County between Exit 41A for Route 581 (Camp Hill) and the John Harris Memorial Bridge, or South Bridge, over the Susquehanna River.

The contractor will perform final paving on this section of I-83 northbound. Work will be performed in the two right lanes and shoulder, and on the detour ramp from Lemoyne/New Cumberland onto I-83 north to Harrisburg.

Traffic restrictions are expected to go into effect around 9 PM Friday night and be lifted at approximately 8 AM Saturday morning, September 28.

This work is part of a project to repair and resurface sections of Interstate 83 from the bridge over the Yellow Breeches Creek at the Cumberland-York County Line to the John Harris Memorial Bridge. This section of I-83 southbound averages about 50,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

The $4,144,090 contract was awarded to Hempt Bros., Inc. of Camp Hill, Cumberland County, and includes milling the top layer of asphalt. concrete patching, roadway base repair, resurfacing with a 4.5-inch Superpave asphalt overlay, replacing concrete center-median glare screen barrier, and installation of new guiderail, signs and pavement markings.

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