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Reminder: Detour Begins Thursday for Box Culvert Replacement on Route 97 in Adams County


​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding travelers that a detour is scheduled to begin Thursday, June 13, for a box culvert and retaining wall replacement project on Route 97 in Germany Township, Adams County. The structures are located between Mathias Road and Georgetown Road just north of the Maryland state line.

Weather permitting, the detour will begin Thursday, June 13, and is expected to be lifted by Friday, August 16, 2024. 

Traffic heading north from south of the closure should take Old Hanover Road north near Union Mills in Maryland and cross into Pennsylvania where the road is designated Pine Grove Road. They should continue north on Pine Grove Road to Route 194 (Hanover Pike/King Street), then head west on that road to Littlestown Borough and Route 97.

Traffic heading south from north of the closure should take Route 194 (King Street/Hanover Pike) in Littlestown Borough east to Pine Grove Road, head south on Pine Grove Road to the Maryland state line, where the road is designated Old Hanover Road, and continue on that road to Route 97 south of the closure near Union Mills.

The box culvert/retaining wall replacement is part of a project that includes paving, base repair, guiderail replacement, drainage replacement, ADA ramps, signs and pavement markings, and other miscellaneous construction on Route 97 from the Maryland state line in Germany Township to Route 194 in Littlestown Borough.

JVI Group, Inc., of York Springs, PA, is the contractor on this $ 2,737,247 project. All work is expected to be completed by October 17, 2024.

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 local alerts on X. ​

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties at PennDOT District 8.

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


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