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Project Overview

Reconstruction of I-78 in Greenwich and Maxatawny townships.

I-78 from approximately 5.9 miles east of Exit 30 (Hamburg) to the Berks-Lehigh County line (just west of Exit 45/PA 863).

Work includes reconstruction of existing 4 lanes (2 east and 2 west), drainage system improvements, guide rail, fencing, landscaping, message sign boards, signing, delineators and pavement markings.

Also, construction of three drainage culvert extensions, new construction of five precast concrete sound barriers, one retaining wall, replacement of three (3) dual single-span pre-stressed concrete Bulb-Tee Bridges, one (1) single-span pre-stressed concrete Bulb-Tee Bridge, two (2) single-span pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridges, and other miscellaneous construction work all contained within an overall project length of 8.7 miles.

The project also includes adding a third lane (“truck climbing lane”) eastbound and westbound on the hill just east of PA 737. 

Project Contact

Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A.

610-871-4555 |

District Press Officer

Project Statistics

Contract Cost: $168.3 million
Prime Contractor: H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, Pa.

Detour Information

​No detours. The majority of the time two lanes east and two lanes west will remain open on I-78. There will be off-peak times when there are lane restrictions. Check for the latest on any restrictions.