I-81, Cumberland County: Resurfacing project to resume

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A 12.3-mile resurfacing project on Interstate 81 in Cumberland County will resume soon, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

The contractor will begin installing long-term work zone signs from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. March 15. PennDOT expects the work to take two-to-three days to complete, weather permitting. This mobile operation may require shoulder closures. Motorists should be alert for construction vehicles and workers.

The contractor will begin pavement rehabilitation work during nighttime hours beginning the night of March 21. This work will take place weekly throughout the project limits from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday nights through Thursday morning. Motorists should expect lane closures not to exceed four miles in length during night work. 

READ: PennDOT: Drive safely in work zones

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This is 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.

PennDOT anticipates completion of the project by October 2022.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., is the prime contractor on this $26.48 million project.

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