Night work on Route 30 to start Sunday

Overnight work on a section of Route 30 is scheduled to start Sunday, Aug. 27, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

PennDOT said that nighttime base repair work will begin Sunday in the 1.68-mile section of Route 30 from west of Route 116 at Hadleigh Drive to the ramps within the Route 462 interchange in West Manchester Township.


Work on this section of the roadway began in mid-July, and it is expected to be completed by January 2018, PennDOT said. The work includes minor drainage, base repair and curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. New Enterprise Stone and Lime Inc. of Bedford County was awarded the $2.25 million contract for the work.

Motorists could encounter shifting traffic patterns and travel down to a single lane in both directions between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. while crews make repairs in preparation for nighttime milling and paving, according to PennDOT.

Eventually the contractor will have to close the Route 30 westbound ramp within the Route 462 interchange while overnight operations occur. When that happens, drivers will take a detour around the ramp closure through Route 462 east, Route 234 west and Biesecker Road back to Route 30 through Thomasville, PennDOT said.