LOWER SWATARA TOWNSHIP, DAUPHIN COUNTY—Starting Sunday night, Sept. 16, and continuing through Thursday night, Sept. 20, construction work will close the ramp from westbound Route 283 to northbound Interstate 283 in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, during the overnight hours those nights between 8:30 p.m. and 5:30 the next morning. The closures are necessary so that work crews can safely conduct repairs to the concrete pavement. This work should be completed in these five nights unless the contractor loses a night of work due to rain. Traffic will be detoured by way of the ramps in the interchange first to southbound I-283, then to eastbound Route 283, and finally on to northbound I-283.
This work is part of a $2.7-million PennDOT contract that began late last month with to Hempt Bros., Inc., of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, to repair and resurface Eisenhower Boulevard and several on-and-off ramps associated with Interstate 83, Interstate 283 and Route 322 in the greater Harrisburg area. The overall contract is scheduled to be completed by August 2013.
PennDOT encourages motorists to slow down and pay attention when traveling through work zones, for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews.
Looking ahead to the week of Sept. 23, the contractor is currently scheduled to start work on the westbound ramp from Route 22 to southbound I-83. This is in the I-83 Exit 50 interchange in the Colonial Park area of Lower Paxton Township.