New traffic pattern coming to Route 22 interchange at I-83

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Drivers who use Route 22 westbound to get to I-83 southbound in the Colonial Park area will see a new traffic pattern beginning Monday night.

The ramp on the north side of Route 22 will close and a new ramp on the south side will be opened, according to a PennDOT news release.

Drivers will no longer shift to the right to get to the ramp once they’ve crossed the bridge over the interstate. Instead, they’ll be directed to a turning lane on the left and a traffic signal will control traffic to I-83 South.

The new traffic pattern will likely remain in place until the end of next year.

Drivers on Route 22 eastbound will have a stop sign before entering the ramp to I-83 southbound.

The work is part of a project to replace three bridges over I-83; Elmerton Avenue, Route 22 and Union Deposit Road. The new bridges will allow crews to widen I-83 to six lanes.

The I-83 widening project is scheduled to begin in late 2018 and finish in 2021.

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