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PennDOT Resumes Widening, Bridge Replacement Project on Route 722, State Road, at Route 283 Interchange

05/01/2020

Project will widen State Road, replace bridges over Amtrak and Route 283.

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that work has resumed on a project to widen and replace bridges on Route 722, State Road, at the Route 283 Interchange in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

Traffic shifts put in place on Route 722 and Route 283 prior the winter shutdown remain in place. The ramp from Route 722 to Route 283 eastbound also remains closed.

The $18,467,109 contract was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime, Inc. of New Enterprise, Bedford County, and includes the widening and reconstruction of State Road through the Route 283 interchange under phased construction, replacement of the Route 722 bridge over Route 283 and the bridge that carries the municipally-owned section of State Road over the Amtrak railroad tracks, installation of drainage and storm water basins, reconstruction of the four interchange ramps, traffic signal work, and installation of new guiderail, signs and pavement markings.

Route 283 averages nearly 60,000 vehicles traveled daily through this interchange. This section of Route 722 averages 13,000 vehicles traveled daily.

Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to use caution when driving through work zones for their safety, as well as for the safety of the road crews.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

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.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Dave Thompson, 717-418-5018
Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8