Future I-83 Widening Project:
Harrisburg – The Interstate 83 East Shore Section 1 project is currently in the final design phase. The project area extends from Interstate 81 to just south of the Union Deposit Road interchange. At this time, engineering has been completed and the alignments have been established. There will be three travel lanes in each direction on a widened I-83, with a fourth lane between the interchanges to facilitate traffic entering and exiting the highway.
The overall project will be built in two phases with two separate construction contracts. The first phase began in 2016 and involves the replacement of three overhead bridges. The second phase will follow in 2018 and involve the widening and reconstruction of I-83. The entire project is scheduled for completion in 2021.
PennDOT will continue to provide news announcements and project updates through its website during the course of final design and construction.
Click on this link and view the road/bridge construction map and stay updated on project progress: http://www.projects.penndot.gov/projects/ConstructionMap.aspx
This work is part of an overall construction contract to replace three bridges that cross over I-83 in Lower Paxton Township – Elmerton Avenue (SR 3026), Jonestown Road (Route 22) and Union Deposit Road (SR 3020). The Elmerton Avenue bridge was rebuilt in 2016. Construction work in 2017 involved the Union Deposit Road bridge at I-83 Exit 48 and the Route 22 bridge at the I-83 Exit 50 interchange. The Union Deposit Road bridge was completed in 2017; work on the Route 22 bridge and interchange will continue into 2018. All three new bridges will provide greater lateral under clearance to provide the width necessary to widen I-83 to six lanes. The I-83 widening project is currently scheduled to start in late 2018 and finish in 2021.
PennDOT has contracted with New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Inc. of New Enterprise, Pennsylvania, to conduct the three bridge replacements at a cost of $34,199,999. The overall project with the three bridges is scheduled to wrap up in February 2019.
New traffic patterns and traffic delays are expected due to this work.
Motorists can always check traffic conditions using www.511PA.com.