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Safety Improvement Project on Multiple Routes to Begin in Lancaster County


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a safety improvement project on multiple routes in Lancaster County is scheduled to begin next week. 

Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, April 8. This project consists of high friction surface treatment, asphalt resurfacing, line painting, advanced warning markings, and sign updates on the following routes:

Route 72 between Mount Hope Road and Pinch Road in Rapho Township.
Route 241 between Ridgeview Road and Koser Road in Mount Joy Township.
Route 324 between Red Hill Road and East Loop Road in Martic Township. 
Route 897 between Stone Hill Road and Gehman School Road in Brecknock Township.
North Ridge Road (Route 1045) from just south of Resh Road to Mill Road in West and East Cocalico townships. 
Reinholds Road (Route 1055) between Bonview Drive and Smokestown Road in East Cocalico Township. 
Millport Road (Route 2036) between Eshelman Road and River Bend Park Road in West Lampeter Township.
Donerville Road (Route 3031) between Weaver Road and Habecker Church Road in Manor Township. 
Prospect Road (Route 4001) between Ironville Pike to just north of Fairview Road in West Hempfield Township.

Work will begin with milling and paving on North Ridge Road (Route 1045), Donerville Road (Route 3031) and Prospect Road (Route 4001). The contractor will work during daylight hours.

Traffic will be maintained using short term lane closures with no lane closures allowed between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM on Route 241, Route 324, Route 897, North Ridge Road, Reinholds Road, Millport Road, Donerville Road, and Prospect Road. No lane closures will be allowed from 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM and from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Route 72. Additionally, no lane closures are allowed on Millport Road between 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM on Fridays.

RAM Construction Services of Michigan, Inc., of Livonia, MI, is the contractor on this $727,504 project.

All work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2024.

Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews. 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following local alerts on X.

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Information about infrastructure in District 8, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 8 Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at PennDOT Projects

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Contact: Dave Thompson,, 717-418-5018