PennDOT: Line painting on I81 starts Thursday

Road work

Line painting starts this week on a 12.3-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81 in Cumberland County.

PennDOT road crews will do the line painting on northbound and southbound I-81 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, Friday, Dec. 10, Monday, Dec. 13, and Tuesday, Dec. 14. Daytime work is necessary to avoid 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.

The 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. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA. The website, 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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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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