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I-83 bridge in Harrisburg to close this weekend: What you need to know

Matt Enright
York Dispatch

PennDOT will close the Interstate 83 bridge over the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg this weekend.

Motorists should anticipate delays as traffic is detoured around a construction project at the John Harris Memorial Bridge.

Northbound I-83 will close between Exit 41 (Lemoyne/Camp Hill) and Exit 43 (2nd Street). It includes the northbound I-83 Exit 41B ramp to Lemoyne and the Lemoyne/Lowther Street on-ramp to northbound I-83. Right turns from eastbound Route 581 Ramp 6C onto eastbound Lowther Street will be restricted.

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The closure will begin at approximately 9 p.m. on Oct. 15 and is expected to end by 6 a.m. on Oct. 18. Should inclement weather impact the schedule, work will be performed during the same hours from Oct. 29 through Nov. 1.

The closure is intended to allow maintenance contractor J.D. Eckman, Inc., to perform essential repairs.

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A detour will be in place for northbound I-83 traffic using westbound PA Route 581, northbound Interstate 81 and southbound Interstate 83. Additional detours will be in place for Lowther Street ramp traffic using Lowther Street, the southbound I-83 on-ramp at South 10th Street to exit 40B, east on Carlisle Road and I-83 northbound.

Another detour will be in place for eastbound Route 581 using Exit 6B (I-83/York) to exit 40B (New Cumberland), east  on Carlisle Road and I-83 northbound.

I-83 bridge in Harrisburg

Lane restrictions may be in place at the 3rd Street and Lowther Street intersection in Lemoyne as well as other intersections along the detour routes. There also could be delays on northbound I-83, eastbound Route 581 and detour routes.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting It is also available through an app for iPhone and Android devices or calling 5-1-1.

Information about infrastructure in District 8, including completed work and significant projects, is available through PennDOT's website.

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