The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 8 today announced that on Friday night, August 23, and Sunday night, August 25, from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, its contractor will close the southbound lanes of Interstate 83 and detour traffic to remove bridge beams from the structure that carries eastbound Route 124, Mount Rose Avenue, over I-83 at Exit 18 east of the City of York in Springettsbury Township, York County.
PennDOT advises travelers that they should expect the southbound lanes of I-83 to be closed and detoured using Exit 18 for Route 124 West to the access road onto Route 124 East toward the on-ramp for I-83 South. Additionally, Route 124 and northbound I-83 traffic should expect to encounter slowing and/or stopped traffic within the work zone due to rolling roadblocks during bridge beam removal.
This work is part of the $58.3 million contract that was awarded to Cherry Hill Construction Inc., of Jessup, Maryland, which will reconstruct and widen 1.3 miles of I-83 and rebuild the Exit 18 interchange. The reconfigured ramps will include two new loop ramps on the south side of the interchange which will eliminate the existing left turns from Route 124 East to I-83 North and from I-83 South to Route 124 East.
Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, to use caution when driving through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve-Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.