Greek Fest to begin, Erford Road ramp to close Friday

Carlisle/West Shore

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) – PennDOT will close the Erford Road ramp in Camp Hill beginning Friday night. Drivers should plan for detours, especially if visiting Capitol Region Greek Fest.

Crews will work to fully reconstruct the shared westbound ramp and adjacent lanes on Erford Road.

“It’s a pretty significant project because widening the structure, prior to it we only had a two-lane bridge over the road and it just widened out to the intersections, but now we are going to have a three-lane bridge, so you have a turn lane,” PennDOT spokesman Mike Crochunis said.

The Erford Road ramp is expected to open by Sunday afternoon. PennDOT will direct traffic to an alternate route.

“We’re going to detour traffic via 11, U.S. 15, and 21st Street to Poplar Church Road,” Crochunis said. 

Despite traffic detours, Greek Fest organizers say they’re still expecting nearly 30,000 people this weekend.

“There are Greek festival signs. Follow those as you come over the bridge from Harrisburg. I like the back route through Enola because the only other way to go would be up to 21st Street and over, and I think it will get a little backlog there,” said Dimitri Zozos, a festival organizer.

Organizers say the best time to beat the rush is Friday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and early Saturday. The festival will feature traditional Greek favorites.

“Our baklava is the best I’ve ever tasted this year. It’s our supreme. 18,000 pieces were made this year and it will sell out,” Zozos said. 

“Come celebrate. Come be Greek for the weekend,” he said.

The festival begins on Friday at 11 a.m.

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