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PennDOT to Restrict, Stop Traffic on State Road to Set Bridge Beams in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County; 2-year project will widen State Road, replace bridges over Amtrak and Route 283.


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that Friday, March 6, through early Monday morning, March 9, its contractor will be conducting overnight bridge work that will restrict travel lanes on State Road near the Landisville exit in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.

PennDOT advises motorists that from 9:30 PM Friday, March 6, through 6:00 AM Monday, March 9, they should expect to encounter single lane restrictions and overnight road closures from 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM Saturday, March 7, on State Road from the eastbound Route 283 off-ramp to Yellow Goose Road to set new bridge beams over the Amtrak rail line.

The contractor will close the existing State Road bridge over the Amtrak rail line to move the bridge beams into position with pup trailers. A crane will then set two 2-beam sections with diaphragms in place, then a single-beam set.

The contractor plans to set all the beams the first night. However, if necessary, work may be scheduled, and traffic stoppages may occur from midnight to 6:00 AM Sunday, March 8. The contractor is scheduled to continue to place overhang jacks on the new State Road bridge over Amtrak from 9:30 PM Sunday, March 8, through 6:00 AM Monday, March 9.

The $18,467,109 contract was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., of the Village 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.

Nightwork under this construction contract began March 18, 2019. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed in June 2021 when the final two-inch wearing course layer of Superpave asphalt will be paved.

Route 722, State Road traffic has been shifted to the west side of the roadway since April 10, 2019, using barrier and barrels to separate traffic from the work area within the Route 283 interchange for Landisville. A single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during daylight hours, however travelers should expect changing traffic patterns during nighttime and pre-dawn operations.

This section of State Road averages 13,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

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.

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