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Overnight construction could be noisy for Mechanicsburg's Main Street

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Main Street in Mechanicsburg sees a lot of cars each day, which is why the road is in dire need of re-paving. But that's also why PennDOT wants to do the work at night -- so traffic isn't backed up during prime rush hours, and businesses won't lose revenue.

Areas affected include Main and Simpson streets, beginning on the east end and working west. It also includes parts of Market Street and East Trindle Road.

The $3.1 million project will also tackle tree trimming, curb cut work, drainage repair, guide rail work and painting new traffic lines.

PennDOT admits it will be noisy during the overnight hours while crews are milling the roads, but stresses each section will only take one to two weeks at most.

"The payoff will absolutely be bigger than the inconvenience," PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler said. "You'll be driving on smoother roads without the potholes. So hopefully people can put up with us for a couple weeks."

The work is expected to begin April 11 and be completed in time for "Jubilee Day" on June 20.


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