Route 22/322 work to restrict traffic this weekend

DAUPHIN, Pa. (WHTM) – Traffic on Route 22/322 will be restricted to single lanes north of Harrisburg this weekend so that workers can install a second median gate.

The work begins at 9 p.m. Friday just north of the Front Street exit in Middle Paxton Township, according to a PennDOT news release.

Route 22/322 should return to two lanes eastbound and westbound by 6 a.m. Monday.

Crews are installing a device known as “contra-flow gates” that can be opened to move traffic from one side of the highway to the other when one direction is closed for a crash.

Many drivers were concerned a crash on 22/322 could close the highway for several hours while Route 11/15 in Perry County is closed this year. PennDOT plans to close 11/15 for three months, from May 1 to July 30, to work on the rock slopes south of Marysville.

PennDOT would open the median gates if a crash is expected to close 22/322 for more than three hours.

The first gate was installed near the Dauphin exit during the weekend of April 1-3.

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