Bridge project to impact overnight traffic on I-83 east of Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – PennDOT is advising motorists about work that will impact overnight traffic this week on Interstate 83 east of Harrisburg.

Bridge beams must be set for the new bridge that will carry Elmerton Avenue over I-83 in Lower Paxton Township.

Between midnight and 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, drivers can expect stopped or slowed traffic in the area of the bridge. That is in the area between I-83 Exit 50 for Route 22 and I-83 Exit 51 for Interstate 81.

The contractor and Pennsylvania State Police will conduct rolling road blocks during the intended times.

Traffic should not be impacted for more than 15 minutes each time a bridge beam is set. In total, eight new bridge beams must be set on the intended days this week.

This work is part of a contract to replace three bridges, the other two being for Route 22 and Union Deposit Road.

The new bridges will provide clearance for the widening of I-83 to six lanes, which is a project that is currently scheduled to start in late 2018.

The bridge on Elmerton Avenue is expected to be finished and open to traffic by early November. The overall project with the three bridges is scheduled to be completed in February.

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