HARRISBURG, Dauphin County—Motorists are advised that Route 22/322 traffic on the Clarks Ferry Bridge over the Susquehanna River will be restricted to a single lane in one or both directions during the overnight hours for about two weeks, starting Sunday night, September 9.
There may also be short-term stoppages of traffic from time to time during the overnight hours, for up to 15 minutes on each occurrence. The traffic lane restrictions and temporary stoppages are necessary so that PennDOT maintenance crews can safely work to make repairs to joints in the bridge deck and also make repairs to the concrete median barrier on the bridge.
The overnight single-lane traffic restrictions and temporary traffic stoppages are scheduled to run from 9 p.m. until 5 o'clock the next morning, Sunday night through Friday morning, Sept. 9 to 14, and the following week from Sunday night to Friday morning, Sept. 16 to 21.
In addition, motorists are advised that at some point during this repair operation over the next two weeks, it will be necessary to close the ramp overnight from eastbound Route 22/322 to northbound Route 147 and also the ramp from southbound Route 147 to westbound Route 22/322. PennDOT will announce the ramp closures in advance.
On the nights that these ramps are closed, a signed detour will direct motorists around the closure by way of eastbound Route 22/322 to the interchange with Route 325, and then back on westbound Route 22/322 to Route 147.
Motorists are asked to be alert to this repair operation on the Clarks Ferry Bridge and, for their safety as well as for the safety of the maintenance crews, to slow down when approaching and driving through the work zone.
People can view the traffic patterns and traffic conditions on the Clarks Ferry Bridge by way of a traffic camera on PennDOT's 511 traveler advisory website at www.511pa.com. Motorists can also use the website to check on travel conditions on other major expressways and interstate highways in south central Pennsylvania and statewide.
In addition to the website, motorists can also check on travel conditions by way of their telephones or cell phones by calling 511. This is a free travel information service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.