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NB I-81 Rest Area at Newville, Cumberland County, to be Closed Next Week


Contractor to install new HVAC system

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the northbound Interstate 81 (Newville) rest area in Cumberland County will be closed next week so a contractor can install a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in the rest area facility. The rest area is located just north of Exit 37 (Route 233/Newville) in Penn Township.

This work is scheduled for 6:00 AM Tuesday, March 19, to 4:00 PM Thursday, March 21. The building and parking area will be closed during this time.

The next available rest area is just south of Exit 80 (Grantville/Hershey) in Dauphin County. 

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Contact: Dave Thompson,, 717-418-5018


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