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Work begins Monday on a multi-million dollar Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project to improve a 4-mile stretch of Cape Horn Road, also known as Route 24, along the York-Windsor township line. The work is expected to carry on through the fall.

Commuters can expect delays as road crews begin preliminary work between the intersections of East Prospect Street in Red Lion and Windsor Road.The more than $2.9 million project — awarded March 7 to J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen, Chester County — calls for shoulder repairs, drainage work, roadway base repair, asphalt removal and paving, as well as new signage and pavement markings.

According to PennDOT data, the road serves more than 15,000 vehicles per day.

Motorists can expect to encounter shifting traffic patterns, single-lane traffic and construction vehicles and road crews between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through mid-May. The construction will then shift to nighttime hours, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., as crews conduct milling and paving operations.

PennDOT recommends motorists allow for additional time or seek alternate routes to avoid being delayed. Motorists are also encouraged to remain alert, to obey work zone signs and slow down whenever road crews or equipment are present.

The project is expected to be completed in October.

Bridge: PennDOT also announced construction is to begin today on a project to replace the bridge that carries Libhart Mill Road over Kreutz Creek in Hellam Township. Traffic will be rerouted via Yorkanna Road, Valley Acres Road and Frysville Road.

The project, by way of a $1.2 million contract awarded to Kinsley Construction Inc., will replace the current single-lane, two-span bridge constructed in 1930, with a two-lane, single-span bridge. PennDOT data puts the daily average traffic volume over the bridge at 533 vehicles per day.

The project also calls for a realignment of the intersection of Libhart Mill Road and Owl Valley Road, with a new culvert to be installed. The project should reach completion by September, according to a PennDOT news release.

Updates: Motorists can obtain traffic information and weather updates 24 hours a day by visiting www.511PA.com, or by calling 511. Smartphone users can download the 511PA app to their iPhone or Android and receive up-to-date traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts and traffic speed information. Similar information can be obtained by following PennDOT on Twitter, @PennDOTNews.

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