Make your voice heard for I-83 bridge project

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
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York County residents are encouraged to voice their opinions concerning an upcoming construction project for the John Harris Memorial Bridge on Interstate 83.

The "on-demand" virtual public meeting is available for viewing until March 29.

Until then, anyone can view information about the project and submit comments by visiting www.penndot.gov/i83SouthBridge or sending an email to i83SouthBridge@pa.gov.

The John Harris Memorial Bridge is just north of York County and connects downtown Harrisburg to its western suburbs. Built in 1960, it no longer meets current design standards and is in need of an upgrade, according to a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation news release.

The construction project proposes to replace the bridge entirely, widen it to five lanes in each direction and reconfigure the Lemoyne interchange on the west shore of the Susquehanna River, according to PennDOT's website.

Officials estimate the cost of the project between $500 million and $650 million.

Construction is expected to start in 2024.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.