Repair prep on Route 30 to start next week

Preliminary repair work on a section of Route 30 in West Manchester Township is scheduled to start this week, according to a release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The work to repair and resurface a 1.68-mile section of Route 30, from just west of Route 116 at Hadleigh Drive to and including mainline ramps within the Route 462 interchange in the township, will start next week. 

However, work is not expected to impact motorists during high-traffic time.

The release states that the contractor has agreed not to restrict traffic between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.



Work: The contractor will be doing minor drainage work, base repair, removal of the top layer of asphalt, resurfacing, guide-rail installation and new signs and pavement markings, PennDOT said. The work is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018.

Michael Crochunis, spokesman for PennDOT, said most of the work will be done during the nighttime hours.

“They’ll need the daylight for some things," he said.

PennDOT said eventually it might be necessary for the contractor to detour the mainline Route 30 westbound ramp within the Route 462 interchange during overnight operations. During those nights, motorists will be detoured around the closure by way of Route 462 East, Route 234 West and North Biesecker Road, into Thomasville and back to Route 30.

Drivers are asked to be alert for the operations and to obey work zone signs.

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