COMMUTER ALERT: I-81 construction projects underway


Line Painting Scheduled on I-81 in Cumberland County

Line painting is planned on a 12.3-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81 in Cumberland County northbound and southbound I-81 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, December 9, Friday, Dec. 10, Monday, Dec. 13, and Tuesday, Dec. 14. Work is scheduled during the day due to cold nighttime temperatures.

This will be a moving operation. Motorists should be alert, drive with caution and be on the lookout for slow-moving vehicles.

This work is part of a pavement preservation project which includes milling, resurfacing, base repairs, concrete patching, guiderail upgrades, pavement markings, and minor bridge work on I-81 in Southampton, Shippensburg, South Newton, and Penn townships. The work limits for this project are from the Franklin County Line in Shippensburg Township to the Kutz Road bridge in Penn Township, Cumberland County.

Work is expected to be completed by October 2022.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $26.48 million project.

Lane Restriction on NB I-81 at sound wall project in Dauphin County

HARRISBURG—A lane restriction will be in place this week on northbound Interstate 81 so a contractor can place barrier at the I-81 sound wall project in Dauphin County.

Weather permitting, the right (exit) lane to Exit 72 (Linglestown/Paxtonia) will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, and Friday, Dec. 10. The exit will remain open, as will the center (travel) lane and left (passing) lane. 

Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

This $8,982,712 contract was awarded to Deblin Inc., of Mechanicsburg, and includes the construction of six sections of sound wall, drainage improvements, shoulder widening, new guide rail, barrier, signs and pavement markings.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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