Bridge work to divert I-83 traffic through Saturday morning
Traffic on Interstate 83 in Dauphin County will be diverted overnight for the next several days as contractors work to install bridge beams, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
From midnight to 5 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, traffic in both directions will be diverted from passing under the bridge while construction crews work.
Traffic will directed onto the off-ramps at Exit 48 in Dauphin County and across Union Deposit Road to re-enter I-83 using the on-ramps, according to the release.
The work on the Union Deposit Road bridge is part of a five-year construction plan to widen I-83 to six lanes, with two other nearby bridges also being replaced to accommodate the extra lanes, the release states.
One of those bridges was replaced in 2016, while work on the Union Deposit Road bridge is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. The project to replace the Route 22 bridge at Exit 50 is underway and will continue into 2018, according to the release.
PennDOT contracted Bedford County-based New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company to repair the three bridges at a cost of $34.2 million, according to the release.
The interstate-widening project is set to start in late 2018 and finish in 2021.