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Bridge repairs could slow traffic in both directions of I-83 this week, weather permitting, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

PennDOT announced its contractor plans to conduct bridge repairs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 16-19, in both directions of Interstate 83 between exits 16 and 18, Queen Street and Mount Rose Avenue.

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This section averages more than 66,700 vehicles per day, so motorists should make alternative plans to avoid delays, PennDOT said in a news release.

The repair contract, awarded to J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, for about $13.6 million, includes resurfacing, roadway base repair, concrete and bridge deck patching, installation of a new guardrail, signs and pavement markings.

It's scheduled for completion by the end of the year.

For updated information on traffic delays, visit 511PA.com.

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