PennDOT: Resurfacing, paving and other projects

Road work

Resurfacing and paving projects as well as bridge work starts soon in several PennDOT District 8 communities. Here’s the scoop, and a list of lane restrictions and detours.

Interstate 81

Northbound Interstate 81 will be restricted to a single lane Saturday on the George N. Wade Memorial Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River. A PennDOT bridge crew from Dauphin County is repairing joints and deck spalls between the Enola/Marysville Exit in Cumberland County and the Front Street Exit in Dauphin County. 

Motorists can expect delays as the right and center northbound lanes close between the exits from about 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, August 28. The left lane will remain open.

There will be delays. Motorists should seek alternate routes or plan extra time for their travels.

Be alert for these operations, obey work zone signs, and use caution when driving through work zones. 


PennDOT maintenance crews will remove litter along Interstate 81 and Interstate 83 in Dauphin County next week. This work takes place in both directions of the interstates from 3-5:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, through Wednesday, Sept. 1. It includes picking up litter and sweeping operations.

Litter will be picked up off the roadway with no impacts to traffic. Sweeping will be a moving operation. PennDOT reminds motorists to slow down, drive with caution, and watch for workers and equipment near the roadway.

READ: More road work

Adams County projects

A 1.75-mile resurfacing project starts Tuesday, September 7, on Route 116 (Fairfield Road) in Adams County. 

The project includes paving, base repairs, guiderail updates, line painting, and work on two bridge structures on Route 116 from Route 16 in Carroll Valley Borough to Iron Springs Road in Hamiltonban Township.

There will be daytime lane restrictions with flaggers providing traffic control.

JVI Group, Inc., of York Springs, is the prime contractor on this $1,179,145 project. The project’s completion date is November 19, 2021.

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The new start date for a bridge maintenance project on Mason Dixon Road (Route 3002) in Adams County, is now Sept. 7. The bridge is located between Barlow Road (Route 2001) and Route 134 in Mount Joy Township.

Work includes milling, placing a waterproofing membrane, paving, rock placement, and repointing the stone abutment and wings. 

A closure of about seven weeks is expected with a detour using Barlow Road and Route 134.
JD Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, PA is the contractor on this multiple year $6,441,217 project to perform maintenance work on bridges throughout the eight-county PennDOT District 8 region that includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties.

Perry County Keystone Way

 A pavement preservation project begins next week on Route 34 (Keystone Way) from just north of State Park Road to the Newport Borough line in Centre Township.  

On Monday, August 30, the contractor will begin tree trimming and drainage work within the project limits. This work takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for the next three weeks.

There will be lane closures under flagging. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.

This work is part of a 3.24-mile pavement preservation project that consists of base repairs, paving, bank stabilization, minor drainage improvements, guiderail updates, sign updates, and new pavement markings.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., of New Enterprise, PA. is the prime contractor on this $2,507,103 project. The project has an October 2022 completion date.

District 8 information

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

A smartphone app for 511PA is available for both iPhone and Android devices. The public can call 5-1-1, or following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Motorists can subscribe to PennDOT District 8 news at this website. District 8 includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

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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