July 13, 2016-Weekend Repairs Will Affect I-83, I-283 Motorists near Harrisburg Bridge pavement repairs will detour Eisenhower Interchange traffic over next two weekends
Harrisburg, PA – Bridge pavement and expansion joint repair work will affect motorists who use the Eisenhower Interchange east of Harrisburg in Dauphin County over the next two weekends, weather permitting. The Eisenhower Interchange is formed by ramps and bridges that carry traffic on Interstate 83, Interstate 283 and U.S. 322 through this part of the region.
This weekend, the southbound I-83 left lane and ramp to southbound I-283 will be closed to traffic starting at 9 PM on Friday, July 15, and continuing no later than 6 AM on Sunday, July 17. The detour will direct motorists around the closure by way of the ramp for southbound I-83 at Exit 47 for Derry Street to Eisenhower Boulevard, and then briefly onto southbound Route 441 to the ramp for southbound I-283.
PennDOT advises motorists to be alert to these bridge repair operations and to drive carefully through the detour route.
The southbound I-83 right lane and ramp through the Eisenhower Interchange is tentatively scheduled to be closed the weekend of July 22-24. The detour will direct motorists around the closure by way of the ramp for southbound I-283 to southbound Route 441 to the ramp for northbound I-283 back to southbound I-83.
This construction work is part of a nearly $5.6-million bridge preservation contract with Deblin, Inc. of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, that began last summer to address 30 bridge structures on or connecting to I-83 in the Harrisburg area, including the John Harris Memorial Bridge (also known as the South Bridge), the Eisenhower Interchange (including I-283 and U.S. 322), and bridges on the mainline between the South Bridge and Eisenhower Interchange as well as some of the ramps associated with the interchanges.
The type of repairs are classified as bridge preservation and include items such as bridge joint repairs, deck repairs, and repairs to the bearings – all intended to help extend the service life of each bridge structure. The overall project is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.
MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Crochunis, 717-705-2619
Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8
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