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Traffic alert: I-83 ramps at Shrewsbury exit to close this weekend

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
PennDot will be opening bids later this month for an estimated $23.7 million construction project at the Shrewsbury Exit 4 on Interstate 83, Monday, January 7, 2019
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Several closures are happening on Interstate 83 this week in Shrewsbury Township due to construction, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

At 9 p.m. Friday, the southbound I-83 ramps to Route 851 and the Route 851 ramps to southbound I-83 will be closed. During this time, motorists can use Glen Rock Exit 8 to Route 216 west to Susquehanna Trail to Route 851 and vice versa.

Then, once work on the southbound ramps is completed, the northbound I-83 ramps to Route 851 and the Route 851 ramps to northbound I-83 will close.

Additionally, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Route 851 will be closed under the I-83 bridge for paving. This work will be completed by 5 a.m. Monday, according to PennDOT.

This construction work is part of a $29.9 million Diverging Diamond Interchange construction contract headed by Kinsley Construction, PennDOT said in a news release.

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

Here’s a PennDOT graphic of the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) option for Interstate 83’s Exit 4 in Shrewsbury. The department describes the DDI as “unique from a standard diamond interchange in that the side road traffic (PA 851), crosses over to the left side of the road at a signalized intersection prior to the bridge. This allows direct left turns from the off-ramps to merge and allows for a direct left turn on to the on-ramp. The side road (PA 851) traffic crosses back to the right side of the road at a signal beyond the bridge.”