Cumberland County: Lane restrictions on I-81 next week

Road work

Lane restrictions start next week along a section of Interstate 81 in Cumberland County, according to Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Weather permitting, work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, on northbound and southbound I-81 from Mile Marker 26 to Mile Marker 32. In the event of inclement weather, it takes place during the same hours on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

This mobile operation requires lane restrictions so trees that could potentially fall on the interstate can be removed. Motorists should be alert and watch for stopped or slow-moving traffic.

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The work is part of a 12.3-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81; from the Franklin County Line in Shippensburg Township to the Kutz Road bridge in Penn Township. The project 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. 
Work is expected to be completed by October 2022.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., is the prime contractor on the $26.48 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 accessible on the 511PA website.
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