Work to Resume on I-81 Resurfacing Project in in Cumberland County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that the resurfacing project covering 12.85 miles of Interstate 81 in East Pennsboro and Hampden townships, Cumberland County, will recommence on Sunday, March 19, weather permitting. The original start date of Sunday, March 12, was postponed.

Night work will begin from March 19, with the contractor milling and paving in both directions of I-81 from Route 11/15 (Mile 65) to the exit to Camp Hill/Route 581 (Mile 59) between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM. This will result in nightly lane closures. The contractor is also scheduled to install drainage pipes along the interstate from about a mile south of Route 11/15 (Mile 64) to about a mile north of Route 944 (Mile 62) during day work, beginning from March 20.

Daily shoulder closures in both directions will be in effect from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and remain alert while driving through the work zone. The entire project is expected to be completed by November 21, 2023, and will include milling, base replacement, concrete pavement patching, minor drainage, ADA ramps, paving, traffic counter site repair, and other miscellaneous construction on Interstate 81 from Route 15/Enola in East Pennsboro Township to Route 581/Lambs Gap Road in Hampden Township.

The prime contractor for the $21.8 million project is New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., of New Enterprise, PA.

Motorists can get traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras by visiting Additionally, traffic alerts and PennDOT news can be subscribed to in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties at PennDOT District 8. Information on infrastructure in District 8, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 8 Results, while PennDOT’s planned and ongoing construction projects can be found at PennDOT Projects.


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