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Road Closure and Construction Updates in Cumberland County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has scheduled a road closure for Cavalry Road (Route 1001) at the intersection with Route 34 (Spring Road) from May 17-20, 2024, for intersection improvements and resurfacing in North Middleton and Middlesex townships, Cumberland County. The closure will start at 8:30 AM on May 17 and end at 6:00 AM on May 20, affecting the section from Suncrest Drive to Route 34. A detour will utilize Cavalry Road, Route 11, and Route 34.

Additionally, Route 34 will have a single lane open with traffic controlled by flagging. If unable to proceed this weekend, the work will be rescheduled for May 31 to June 3. The project includes full depth reconstruction at the Route 34 and Cavalry Road intersection and resurfacing of Route 34 up to the Carlisle Borough line and Cavalry Road up to Route 11.

Following the intersection work, there will be paving on Route 34 and Cavalry Road, with short-term lane restrictions at night from Sunday to Thursday, and potentially Friday if needed. Traffic flow will be maintained outside of working hours.

Pennsy Supply, Inc. of Harrisburg is the prime contractor on this $4.24 million project, expected to complete by July 25, 2024. Motorists can monitor traffic conditions at, which provides traffic updates, weather forecasts, and access to traffic cameras.


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

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