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PennDOT Providing Traffic Control for Port Royal Speedway Events


Port Royal, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) alerted motorists that flaggers in the roadway will provide traffic control for two events at the Port Royal Speedway over Memorial Day weekend. PennDOT anticipates increased traffic at the intersection of Routes 35 and 333 on race days due to the ongoing bridge replacement project along Route 75 in Port Royal Borough, and flagging will help alleviate some of the congestion.

Flaggers will be at the intersection from 5 p.m. Saturday, May 27, to 1 a.m. Sunday, May 28, and again from 5 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday, May 29.

PennDOT intends to provide traffic control for several events at the speedway throughout the summer. The dates in question are as follows:

  • July 1
  • July 3
  • July 29
  • August 25
  • August 26

PennDOT also reminded pedestrians not to pass safety fencing, caution tape, or other barricades within the active work zone of the Port Royal bridge. Unauthorized people within the work zone will be escorted away.

As work progresses, PennDOT makes project information available on a dedicated web page, which includes detour mapping. Customers can find the Juniata/Mifflin project page by visiting and clicking "Regional Offices." Once on the Regional Offices page, click the number 2, choose Construction Projects/Roadwork, then the tile that says "Juniata/Mifflin."

Preliminary work on this project started in mid-September 2022 by demolishing a two-story building on Second Street in Port Royal. PennDOT expected demolition of the bridge to begin in early January, but work coordination issues resulted in delays.

Overall work on the project involves partial removal of the existing structure and construction of its replacement, approach paving, drainage improvements, and water and sewer line replacements. Also included are sidewalk and guide rail replacement, pavement markings, and miscellaneous construction. HRI, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $4 million project.

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.

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Contact: Marla Fannin, or 814.765.0423

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