The Mount Rose Avenue project

Jana Benscoter

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation community relations coordinator Greg Penny said the Mount Rose Avenue and Interstate 83 improvement project is behind schedule.

A new on-ramp to southbound Interstate 83 is being built from Mount Rose Avenue. Sunday, April 16, 2017. John A. Pavoncello photo

Timeline: The project began April 20, 2015. Its initial completion date was set for June 2018. Penny said that date might be pushed back to 2019.

Cost: Initially, the cost of the project was $58.3 million. To date, the project cost is $59.5 million.

Contractor: Cherry Hill Construction Inc. of Jessup, Maryland.

Project: The project, according to PennDOT, includes the reconstruction and widening of a 1.3-mile section of the interstate, and reconfiguration of the Exit 18 interchange ramps for Route 124. The structural work on the project includes the construction of four new bridges, replacement and widening of three existing bridges, widening of three existing box culverts, construction of one new box culvert, and construction of two new sound walls.

The project also includes new traffic signals at six intersections, updated drainage and guiderails, signing and pavement markings, utility relocations, highway lighting, Mill Creek stream relocation and mitigation, and closed-circuit television traffic camera installation.