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Road work this week will affect Route 283 traffic in Lower Swatara Township

Posted 5/27/20

A contractor is scheduled to perform paving tonight on Route 283 westbound between the I-283 northbound on-ramp and Eisenhower Boulevard in Lower Swatara Township. 

Work will begin tonight at …

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Road work this week will affect Route 283 traffic in Lower Swatara Township

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A contractor is scheduled to perform paving tonight on Route 283 westbound between the I-283 northbound on-ramp and Eisenhower Boulevard in Lower Swatara Township. 

Work will begin tonight at 9 p.m. and be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Route 283 westbound will be closed at the I-283 northbound ramp. The ramp will remain open.

Motorists wishing to access Interstate 76/Pennsylvania Turnpike from westbound Route 283 should take I-283 northbound to the Route 441 Interchange, then take South Eisenhower Boulevard south to I-76/PA Turnpike.

Then, on Thursday night, the contractor is scheduled to reset concrete barrier below the Route 283 bridge over I-283 northbound. Work will be from 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday. I-283 northbound will be closed, and Pennsylvania Turnpike traffic leaving the toll plaza will be detoured to Union Street. The left lane of I-283 southbound will be closed during this time. 

Also, work is scheduled to reconstruct both lanes of Route 283 eastbound from Eisenhower Boulevard to the I-283 southbound ramp to Route 283 eastbound, and reconstruct the shoulder of the Route 283 eastbound/I-283 Northbound ramp.

Work is expected to begin at about 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, and be completed by 6 a.m. Monday, June 1. 

Motorists traveling on Eisenhower Boulevard southbound who wish to access Route 283 will be detoured to Route 230 (2nd Street) and turn left onto Airport Connector Road to access Route 283 eastbound or westbound. Eisenhower Boulevard northbound traffic will be detoured to Route 441, onto I-283 southbound, and directed to the I-283 southbound/Route 283 eastbound ramp. Motorists traveling north on Eisenhower Boulevard will have access to the turnpike. 

This work is part of an $89.4 million project being conducted by Hempt Bros. Inc. of Camp Hill, to rebuild 6 miles of Route 283 as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Union Street, and Vine Street interchanges.

Work began in the spring of 2017 with rehabilitation of the three structures that carry Newberry Road, Union Street, and Vine Street over Route 283.

Westbound Route 283 was rebuilt in 2018 and eastbound Route 283 was reconstructed in 2019. Final paving is currently being performed.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training, according to PennDOT.