Route 22 East traffic to shift at I-83 bridge near Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Route 22 eastbound traffic will shift to the new bridge over Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township this week.

Both lanes of eastbound traffic will shift during the overnight hours on Thursday night, according to a PennDOT news release.

Westbound traffic was moved to the new bridge on June 17.

PennDOT spokesman Greg Penny said that in addition to the traffic shift on Thursday night, a temporary traffic signal will be activated on Route 22 on the east side of the new bridge.

The temporary traffic signal will provide access for Route 22 eastbound drivers to northbound I-83.

In the old interchange, access to I-83 North from Route 22 East was by way of a loop ramp on the right. When eastbound traffic moves to the new bridge, access to I-83 North will be from a left turning lane at the traffic signal.

The remaining portion of the old bridge will be demolished after the Fourth of July holiday.

Turning movements currently prohibited at the interchange -- the left turn from Route 22 West to I-83 South and the left turn from I-83 South to Route 22 East -- should be restored by late summer.

When the project is finished, there will be permanent traffic signals on both sides of the bridge to control traffic between Route 22 and the I-83 ramps.

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