Bridge repairs on Interstate 83 originally scheduled to begin Saturday, March 3, will take place on Saturday, March 10, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Friday, March 2.

The repairs on I-83 southbound near the Exit 21 interchange with Route 30 in York County were postponed so PennDOT can change materials being used to a more durable concrete mixture, according to department spokesman Greg Penny. 

On March 10, southbound traffic will be restricted on I-83 to a single lane, PennDOT reported. Construction will begin at 7 a.m. and continue to roughly 3 p.m. 

Maintenance crews will make deck repairs in the interstate's right lane over Route 30, PennDOT said in a statement. Two ramps between southbound I-83 and Route 30 will also be closed to all traffic while the repair operation is underway — the ramp from westbound Route 30 to southbound I-83 and the ramp from southbound I-83 to eastbound Route 30. 

PennDOT asks drivers to be "alert" to bridge repair operation and to "slow down when approaching and traveling through the work area" for motorists' safety as well as for the safety of the work crews. 

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