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Roadwork starting Nov. 9 will impact airport connector and Route 230 over the next two weeks

Travelers using Harrisburg International Airport should allow for some extra time driving back and forth to HIA over the next two weeks, due to roadwork that is impacting the airport connector and Route 230 in Lower Swatara Twp.

Traffic may be reduced to one lane in the area at times between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting today Monday Nov. 9 until Friday, Nov. 20, said Greg Penny, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The work is to remove seven high-mast light poles in the interchange between the airport connector and Route 230. In addition to single-lane restrictions, motorists can expect traffic to be stopped for up to 15 minutes at times, so that each pole can be safely moved after being taken out.

Most of the traffic restrictions will affect motorists using the connector. However, traffic along 230 will also be impacted since the poles are located near this road.

Prep work to set up a 300-ton crane started on Nov. 9, and the first pole is expected to be taken out on Tuesday. The job is expected to be done by Nov. 20, unless bad weather causes delays.