There was a sea of red brake lights on Harrisburg Pike near Longs Park on Friday.
That stop-and-go traffic is expected to get worse next week.
Starting Monday and continuing through Friday, Harrisburg Pike from Route 30 to the post office will be down to one lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
During the construction, crews will install stormwater improvements.
The work is part of a larger project involving the Crossings at Conestoga Creek. Developers for the project promised $8 million to $9 million worth of infrastructure improvements so they could build a mixed-use development that will be anchored by Wegmans.
“I knew there was going to be a huge change,” said Katie Edel, who lives in Millersville. “I can’t say I’m terribly surprised. I’m really excited for Wegmans.”
Other improvements already completed include additional lanes to the Route 30 ramps.
Eventually, part of the plan is to widen Harrisburg Pike and add lanes, but drivers likely won’t see that until the fall.
“That will be nice because it gets super congested by the mall there so that will help, I think, in the long run,” Edel said.
It’s anticipated that Wegmans will open at the end of September.