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Traffic Restrictions Next Week on I-83 John Harris Memorial (South Bridge) over Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Dauphin County


Bridge to be inspected

Harrisburg, PA – Motorists in the Harrisburg area are advised there will be daytime traffic restrictions next week on Interstate 83 John Harris Memorial (South Bridge) spanning the Susquehanna River between Cumberland and Dauphin counties so an inspection can be performed. 

Weather permitting, this work will be performed Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2.

The southbound shoulder and/or northbound right lane will be closed from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 31, through Friday, June 2, at the Cumberland County end of the bridge. Three lanes and all on- and off-ramps will remain open.

Inspectors plan to inspect the South Bridge using an inspection crane from the roadway.

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. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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