As eastbound traffic backed up between the Hallam exit and Prospect Road in Lancaster County on Route 30 on Tuesday, two women got out and jogged ahead of
As eastbound traffic backed up between the Hallam exit and Prospect Road in Lancaster County on Route 30 on Tuesday, two women got out and jogged ahead of the car they were riding in at the Wrightsville exit. The repair project will affect the westbound lanes Wednesday and Thursday. (Bil Bowden photo)

Motorists on Route 30 have two more days of traffic backlogs before road crews finish repairing sections of the road in Lancaster County.

The work closed one lane of eastbound traffic Monday and Tuesday from the Susquehanna River to Prospect Road in Lancaster County, but drivers waiting to merge sat in traffic for miles, at times stretching back to the Hallam Road exit in York County.

Greg Penny, state Department of Transportation spokesman, said in an email PennDOT road crews finished repairing both eastbound lanes a little after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

But Yorkers who travel to Lancaster will run into backlogs on their return trip to York on Wednesday and Thursday, when crews switch to repairing the same stretch of road in the westbound lanes.

The right westbound lane will be closed Wednesday morning starting at 7. Work is scheduled until 5 p.m. Wednesday, with the left westbound lane to be repaired Thursday.

"We're going to do what we can to hurry the work along," Penny said in an email. "If we finish the right lane early, we'll jump to get started on the left lane (Wednesday) rather than wait 'til Thursday."

Penny said the work is a repair project to fix numerous potholes along that stretch of Route 30 that grew worse over the winter months. The work will maintain the roads until a "major resurfacing project" next year.

— Reach Nikelle Snader at nsnader@yorkdispatch.com.