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Senator Scott Wagner

Exit 16 Detours for PennDOT Work on Rt. 74

August 16th Ė 18th

As part of the Rt. 74 repair and resurfacing project detailed in the below press release, PennDOTís contractor is planning to detour some of the Exit 16 ramps in order to pour mountable concrete curb in the gore areas.

The detours will be from 9 PM - 6 AM and will be in place Tuesday-Thursday, Aug 16-18.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday night, Aug 16 - Queen Street On-Ramp to I-83 South: Detour is I-83 North to Exit 18 then return on I-83 South.
  • Wednesday night, Aug 17 - I-83 South Off-Ramp to S. Queen St: Detour is I-83 South to Exit 14 then return on I-83 North.
  • Thursday night, Aug 18 - Queen Street On-Ramp to I-83 North: Detour is I-83 South to Exit 14 then return on I-83 North.

PennDOT to Repair and Resurface 3.5 miles of Rt. 74, South Queen St.

Daytime drainage, base repair, ADA curb work followed by nighttime milling and paving

Harrisburg, PA Ė The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently set long-term work zone signs announcing that during the week of Monday, July 18, its contractor will begin preparations to repair and resurface a 3.54-mile section of Route 74 in York County from the intersection with Tyler Run Road, over and including the ramps within the I-83 interchange, through the Village of Spry, to just west of Locust Hill Road in York Township.

The $3,148,874.60 contract was awarded on April 15 to Highway Materials, Inc., of Blue Bell, Montgomery County, and includes drainage work, roadway base repair, curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, removal of the top layer of asphalt, bituminous paving, guiderail replacement, and new signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by mid-November.

PennDOT advises travelers that initially they may encounter shifting traffic patterns or single-lane traffic restrictions with flaggers assisting them through the work zone on weekdays between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM for drainage, base repair and ADA curb work. Crews will eventually adjust their schedule to a nighttime milling and paving operation from 6 PM to 6 AM.

Some sections of Route 74, known locally as South Queen Street, average nearly 20,500 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

Motorists are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones, not only for their safety, but for the safety of the road crews.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras, 94 of which are in the Midstate.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8

Editorís Note : Please refer to the accompanying project location map.

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