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Shapiro Administration Highlights More than 200 Miles Paved and 32 Bridges Repaired or Replaced in Harrisburg-Based PennDOT Region During 2023 Construction Season

11/28/2023

Lancaster, PA – Today, The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 8 wrapped up a successful construction season with 163 active projects, 60 of which were completed this year. In 2022 PennDOT replaced or repaired 26 bridges and paved 153 miles of roadway – this year the District 8 team continued to build on this record of progress by replacing or repairing 32 bridges and paving 203 roadway miles. PennDOT’s District 8 region covers Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties.

 Statewide from January through October, PennDOT improved over 5,500 roadway miles, including 1,690 miles of paving. In the same timeframe, 545 state and locally owned bridges were put out for bid to be repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces. Additionally, 392 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed statewide through PennDOT's private-sector partners so far this year.
 
In the southcentral region, 103 projects with a contract value of $674.2 million are currently active. A total of 88 projects, including 10 local projects, were or will be let in 2023 with the low or estimated bid value of $517 million.
 
The event was held near one of the projects that began this year, the Route 222/Route 30 Interchange Improvement Project in Manheim Township, Lancaster County. The project includes upgrades to the Route 222/Route 30 Interchange and reconstructing Route 222 from the interchange north approximately one mile near Stoner Park, which is just south of the Landis Valley Road bridge spanning the highway.
 
Work on the north side of the interchange includes constructing a second lane on the southbound Route 222 ramp to westbound Route 30 that will tie into the existing northbound Route 272 (Oregon Pike) exit ramp. A third lane will be added from the westbound Route 30 ramp to northbound Route 222 while extending this lane to the existing westbound Route 30 third lane approaching Oregon Pike (Route 272).
 
Work on the south side of the interchange includes constructing a second ramp lane from eastbound Route 30 to northbound Route 222. The new ramp lane will tie into the existing Route 30 travel lane (right lane), giving drivers using the right lane of eastbound Route 30 the option to continue east or exit to northbound Route 222.
 
Route 222 will be converted from four lanes to six lanes from the interchange to the north end of the project limits.
 
Additionally, the two bridges carrying Route 222 ramps over Route 30 will be replaced, with the northbound Route 222 bridge being widened to two lanes. The Eden Road bridge spanning Route 222 north of the interchange will remain in place. Route 222 under the bridge will be lowered to increase clearance under the bridge.
 
“The Route 222/Route 30 Interchange Improvement Project will help ease congestion and improve safety at one of the busiest areas in the region” Assistant District Executive for Construction Kevin Keefe said. “PennDOT will continue to look for ways to improve safety and mobility throughout southcentral Pennsylvania.”
 
Notable projects that continued this year include:
Centerville Road Interchange Improvement Project and Widening in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, $36.3 million.
Interstate 81 resurfacing project from Route 15/Enola in East Pennsboro Township to Route 581/Lambs Gap Road in Hampden Township, Cumberland County, $21.8 million.
Route 181 (North George Street) safety improvements in Manchester Township. $13.6 million.
Route 22 and I-81 bridge preservations in the City of Harrisburg and Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, $13.5 million.
Route 116 (Hanover Road) bridge replacement over South Branch of Conewago Creek in Union and Conewago townships, $3.5 million.
Route 147 resurfacing project from Rise Street in Halifax Borough to just south of McClellan Road in Halifax Township, Dauphin County, $2.4 million.
Mount Zion Road and Sherman Street Extension resurfacing project in Springettsbury Township. $1.9 million.
 
Notable projects that began or went out for bid this year include:
I-83 reconstruction and widening from the 19th Street Interchange to the 29th Street overpass, a new Cameron Street interchange, and replacement of the 19th Street and 29th Street structures over I-83 & Norfolk Southern Railroad, $154.7 million.
Route 222/Route 30 project interchange improvements and roadway widening on Route 222 including a bridge rehabilitation on the Eden Road overpass over Route 222, $72.2 million.
Route 322 and Grayson Road/Chambers Hill Road signalized intersection improvement project, Dauphin County, $38.6 million.
Route 22 resurfacing project in Perry County, $23.1 million.
Laudermilch Road (Route 2012) bridge replacement over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Derry Township, Dauphin County, $10.7 million.
Sherman Street bridge rehabilitation and Eberts Lane bridge replacement in Spring Garden and Springettsbury townships, and York City, York County, $10.5 million.
Route 22 on Cameron Street and Arsenal Boulevard in the City of Harrisburg and Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County. $8.3 million.
Route 30 intersection improvements and resurfacing in Salisbury, Paradise, Leacock and East Lampeter townships. $7.6 million.
Route 97 (Littlestown Road) resurfacing from the Maryland State Line to the intersection of Route 194 in Littlestown Borough and in Germany Township, Adams County, $2.7 million.
Cable median barrier and guiderail at various locations along Route 30, I-81, and Route 222 in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties, $5.2 million. 
Route 34 resurfacing, intersection reconstruction at Route 34 and Calvary Road, Carlisle Borough, North Middleton Township, and Middlesex Township Cumberland County, $4.2 million.
Route 30 bridge over the Susquehanna River replacement of box beam rail; ultrasonic impact treatment of fatigue prone areas; and other miscellaneous repairs; $5.2 million.
Route 72 (Ebenezer Road) over Swatara Cree structure replacement project, Lebanon County, $5 million.
Cornwall Road and Wilhelm Avenue realignment in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, $1.8 million.
North York Widening Demolition contract in Manchester, Springettsbury, Spring Garden townships, York City, and North York Borough, $1.5 million.
Route 34 resurfacing project in Newport Borough, Perry County, $814,834.
 
Notable projects completed this year include:
Route 15 resurfacing and safety improvements from just south of South Ridge Road in Huntington Township, Adams County, to just north of Range End Road in Carroll Township, York County, $22.3 million.
Route 22 bridge replacements over Route 34 at the Newport Interchange in Perry County, $11.5 million.
Bridge preservation on I-81 from Progress Avenue in the City of Harrisburg to the Susquehanna River at the George N. Wade Bridge in Susquehanna Township, and on Route 22 from Elmerton Avenue to about 0.5 miles north of I-81, Dauphin County, $9.9 million.
Replacement or rehabilitation of six bridges on Route 30 six bridge replacement in Saint Thomas and Hamilton townships, Franklin County, $7.1 million.
Route 222 resurfacing from the Berks/Lancaster County Line, down to Lausch Road. This project included paving Colonel Howard Boulevard from the PA Turnpike to Route 272, $8.5 million.
Route 462 (Market Street) bridge replacement over Mill Creek in Spring Garden and Springettsbury townships, $6.2 million.
Black Gap Road Resurfacing Project in Greene Township, Franklin County. $5 million.
I-83 from Cameron Street in the City of Harrisburg, through Swatara Township, to Union Deposit Road in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, $4.9 million.
Route 74 (Delta Road) from Snodgrass Road to Burns Road in Lower Chanceford Township, York County. $3.6 million.
Route 116 (Hanover Road) bridge replacement over the South Branch of the Conewago Creek in Conewago and Union townships, Adams County, $3.5 million.
Route 222 (Lime Street) resurfacing project in the City of Lancaster, Lancaster County, $3 million.
New Oxford Road (Route 1015) bridge replacement over Conewago Creek in Straban Township, $2.2 million.
Route 114 (Lewisberry Road) resurfacing project in Fairview Township, York County, $2.2 million.
Route 230 (Cameron Street/Front Street) pavement preservation project from Sycamore Street in the City of Harrisburg to Chambers Street in Steelton Borough, Dauphin County, $2.1 million.
Route 419 (Main Street) resurfacing from Fort Zellers Road to Berks County Line in Newmanstown in Millcreek Township, Lebanon County, $1.8 million.
Route 851 (Bryansville Road) bridge replacement over Scott Creek in Peach Bottom Township, York County, $1.7 million.
Route 419 over Hammer Creek box culvert replacement in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County, $800,000.

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