COMMUTER ALERT: Work Resumes on I-81 in Cumberland County


HARRISBURG– A 12.85-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81 in East Pennsboro and Hampden townships, Cumberland County, is scheduled to resume this week, weather permitting.

The contractor is scheduled to perform milling and paving from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM in both directions of I-81 from Route 11/15 (Mile 65) to the exit to Camp Hill/Route 581 (Mile 59). There will be nightly lane closures.

The contractor is scheduled to install drainage pipe along the interstate from about a mile south of Route 11/15 (Mile 64) to about a mile north of Route 944 (Mile 62). There will be daily shoulder closures in both directions from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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

This work is part of a 12.85-mile resurfacing project that 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, 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.

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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