Scheduled work on Market Street at I-83 to be delayed
PennDOT has postponed its planned closure of Market Street at Interstate 83, which was expected to disrupt traffic over the weekend.
The bridge work originally planned for Friday through Monday will be rescheduled to another weekend to be determined later, according to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson David Thompson. He added that the agency is still figuring out when the project can begin again.
No matter when the work is scheduled, it's likely to disrupt traffic flow in an area that has already seen a number of road closings.
For example, Thompson said there was some concern that the road would be closed the weekend of June 2-4. That's when the York Expo Center will host the 49th Street Rod Nationals, which brings thousands of visitors to York City from all over the country to show off modified cars.
“Our construction folks said they are aware of the event and are discussing a possible date change for the work,” he said.
Thompson said PennDOT is doing its best to plan construction to limit disruption.
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When the work is rescheduled, the road will be closed where it passes beneath the interstate so crews can apply an epoxy overlay to the new bridge over Mill Creek and pave bridge approaches.
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Clearwater Construction Inc., of Mercer County in western Pennsylvania, is the primary contractor on the project. The overlay and approach work is part of a larger $6.3 million project that consists of the replacement of the bridge, guide rail updates, drainage work, ramp realignment, signal upgrades and other miscellaneous construction.
Detours will be in place while the work is being done.