COMMUTER ALERT: I-81 in Cumberland County


HARRISBURG – Motorists traveling through Cumberland County are advised they may encounter nighttime lane restrictions starting this week on Interstate 81 near Carlisle. A contractor is scheduled to perform concrete patching on northbound and southbound I-81 between Mile Marker 49 (Route 641) and Mile Marker 52 (Route 11).

This work will be performed nightly from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM for approximately three weeks. Patching will be performed Monday night through Friday night next week beginning October 10, then Sunday night through Friday night the following two weeks. 

There will be lane restrictions within the work limits. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

This is additional work that is included in a 12.85-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81 in East Pennsboro and Hampden townships. The project consists of milling, base replacement, concrete pavement patching, minor drainage, ADA ramps, paving, traffic counter site repair and other miscellaneous construction on Interstate 81 from Route 15/Enola in East Pennsboro Township, to Route 581/Lambs Gap Road in Hampden Township.

This project is expected to be completed by November 21, 2023.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., of New Enterprise, PA, is the prime contractor on this $21.8 million project. 

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.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties at PennDOT District 8.

Information about infrastructure in District 8, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 8 Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at PennDOT Projects.

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