10-month project to repave East Market Street starts Monday
Drivers around eastern York County can expect to see construction workers on Market Street for the next 10 months as they work to give the street a complete makeover.
East Market Street, also known as Route 462, will be completely repaved from Harrison Street on the York City-Spring Garden Township line to just east of Route 24 in Springettsbury Township, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Route 24 is also known as Mount Zion Road to the north of Route 462 and Edgewood Road to the south.
The $2.39 million project will get underway Monday, Sept. 18, with crews completing preliminary tasks to prepare for the project, according to the release.
Crews from Bedford County-based New Enterprise Stone & Lime Inc. will clean the street’s drainage pipes and redo curbs to prepare the street for milling and repaving, which will be done next spring.
The project is expected to be finished in July 2018, according to the release.
New Enterprise Stone & Lime will complete most of the project at night to avoid lane restrictions and closures between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., though shifting traffic patterns and single-lane closures may occur on weeknights, according to the release.
As part of the project to repave more than two miles of road, construction crews will repair curbs to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, extend the left-turn lane at Memory Lane, add new signs and road markers and install dozens of bicycle-safe grates, according to the release.
With about 20,000 vehicles using East Market Street each day, PennDOT is encouraging drivers to anticipate delays, seek other routes and use PennDOT’s 511PA cameras to view traffic conditions.