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PennDOT: Roadwork on Susquehanna Trail starts next week

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

Road crews will begin work next week on a 4-mile stretch of Susquehanna Trail in southern York County that won't end until August, according to PennDOT.

"Preparatory work" gets underway Monday, March 19, from the Trail's intersection with Route 851 (where it's called Main Street) north through Shrewsbury Township.

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The work stops in Springfield Township, at the intersection of the Trail and Route 216 (Seaks Run Road), according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation.

Planned work includes trimming trees, doing minor drainage pipe and inlet work, base repair, removing and replacing the top layer of asphalt, replacing guard rails and adding new signs and pavement markings, PennDOT said.

Milling and paving is expected to start this summer.

Drivers could encounter single-lane restrictions between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., with flaggers directing traffic, the release states; there will be no lane restrictions at night or on weekends.

The $2 million contract was awarded last month to Highway Materials Inc. of Blue Bell, Montgomery County. The work is expected to be finished in August, PennDOT said.

Between 6,000 and 6,300 vehicles travel that stretch of Susquehanna Trail (Route 3001) daily, according to PennDOT, and delays are expected.

Drivers should either give themselves extra time to get through the roadwork or find an alternate route, PennDOT said.

For information on other projects happening now or in the future, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Drivers can check conditions on more than 40,000 miles of roads at www.511PA.com, a free service provided by the state that provides traffic-delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Nearly 100 of those cameras are located in central Pennsylvania.