LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(PennDOT) announced today that its contractor will continue to demolish the old bridge that carried Route 722 (State Road) over Route 283 at the Landisville Exit in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County.
There will be lane restrictions in both directions on Route 283 from 9 PM to 6 AM Monday, August 3, through Tuesday, August 11. There will be rolling stops in both directions nightly from midnight to 5 AM while the contractor removes the bridge sections and beams over the highway.
In addition to the nighttime lane restrictions, eastbound Route 283 ramp to Route 722 is closed until the bridge work is completed in the Spring of 2021.
The $18,467,109 contract was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., of the Village of New Enterprise, Bedford County, and includes the widening and reconstruction of State Road through the Route 283 interchange under phased construction, replacement of the Route 722 bridge over Route 283 and the bridge that carries the municipally-owned section of State Road over the Amtrak railroad tracks, installation of drainage and storm water basins, reconstruction of the four interchange ramps, traffic signal work, and installation of new guiderail, signs and pavement markings. Nightwork under this construction contract began March 18, 2019. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed in June 2021 when the final two-inch wearing course layer of Superpave asphalt will be paved.
Route 283 averages nearly 60,000 vehicles traveled daily through this interchange.
Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to use caution when driving through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.
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