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Wolf Administration Previews Benefits of Bipartisan Infrastructure Act in South Central Region’s 2022 Construction Season

More than 130 projects are expected to start and continue in the region

Wolf administration officials today highlighted the 133 projects slated to start or continue this year in the eight-county region of south-central Pennsylvania and discussed benefits to regional roads and bridges due of the Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Act (BIL).

“President Biden’s bipartisan Infrastructure Act is having an immediate impact on Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges by accelerating infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “South-central Pennsylvania will see infrastructure projects worth an estimated $297 million proceed, begin, or tender this construction season. These projects are essential to ensuring that people who live and work in Pennsylvania have a safe, modern and efficient transportation system.

Overall highlights of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Engineering District 8 area – which includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York – includes nearly 123 miles of paving and the repair or replacement of 80 bridges.

These improvements include projects supported and accelerated by BIL. In 2022 alone, BIL is providing at least $55.6 million in additional financing to be allocated by the department and its local authorities Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organization (DFO/RPO) partners:

  • The Adams County Planning and Development Office will receive at least an additional $2.7 million;
  • The Franklin County Planning Department will receive at least $3 million more;
  • Harrisburg-area transportation study will receive at least $23.6 million more;
  • The Lancaster County Planning Commission will receive at least an additional $15.9 million;
  • Lebanon’s county planning department will receive at least an additional $2.6 million; and
  • York Region’s metropolitan planning body will receive at least $7.8 million more.

“Additional federal funding is welcome as we face the challenges of modernizing and maintaining one of the nation’s largest transportation systems,” the acting undersecretary for highway administration said. , Mike Keizer. “PennDOT will leverage these funds to advance projects that will improve safety and mobility in south-central Pennsylvania and the state.”

Notable projects that will continue this year include:

  • I-81 Resurfacing/Freeway Preservation Project in Southampton, Shippensburg, South Newton and Penn Townships, Cumberland County, $26.5 million;
  • Highway 15 Resurfacing and Safety Improvement Project Townships of Franklin and Carroll, York County, and Townships of Huntington and Latimore, Adams County, $19.4 million;
  • Resurfacing of Route 22 from Elmerton Avenue (Route 3026) in the City of Harrisburg to Route 225 in the Borough of Dauphin, Dauphin County, $13.5 million;
  • Safety improvements and resurfacing of Route 181 (N. George Street) at the I-83 Exit 22 interchange in Manchester Township, York County, $12.4 million;
  • Replacement of the dual single-span Highway 22 structure on Highway 34 in Howe Township, Perry County, $11.2 million;
  • Highway 22 (William Penn Hwy) Resurfacing Project in Greenwood, Howe, Buffalo and Watts Townships, from Owl Hollow Road easterly to Perry/Dauphin County Line and from Owl Hollow Road west to west of the Newport Road Interchange, $9.7 million;
  • Highway 462 (Market Street) Bridge Replacement Project in Spring Garden and Springettsbury Townships, York County, $6.4 million;
  • Highway 222 Resurfacing Project, Mohler Church Road Overpass in Ephrata Township to Pool Road Overpass in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, $6.3 million;
  • I-78/I-81 Causeway Preservation Project in Lebanon and Dauphin Counties, $5.5 million; and
  • Resurfacing of Route 1006 (Main Street) in Scotland Village, Greene Township, Franklin County, $5 million;

Notable projects that have started or are beginning this year include:

  • Centerville Road Interchange Improvement Project in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, $19.7 million;
  • Centerville Road Widening Project from Route 23 (Marietta Avenue) to Route 462 (Columbia Avenue) in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, $13.3 million;
  • resurfacing of I-81 from Route 581 to the George N. Wade Memorial Bridge in Hampden and East Pennsboro Townships, $12.8 million;
  • Preservation of Highway 22 and I-81 Bridges in the City of Harrisburg and Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, $9.8 million.
  • Laudermilch Road Bridge Replacement Project in Derry Township, Dauphin County, $3.9 million;
  • Black Gap Road Resurfacing Project in Greene Township, Franklin County, $3.8 million;
  • Church Street Resurfacing and Box Culvert Project in East and West Hempfield Townships, Lancaster County, $3.6 million;
  • Lime Street Resurfacing Project in the City of Lancaster, Lancaster County, $3 million;

As construction projects are underway in the area, the traveling public can expect to see many work areas and are urged to keep their safety and that of road workers in mind. When you encounter a work zone, please obey the posted speed limit, use your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid distractions. In high traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of traffic to the point of merge and should take turns merging into the open lane.

“As District 8 ramps up construction and maintenance activities this spring, we ask everyone who travels on our highways to make safety their number one priority,” said Christopher Kufro, acting district manager. “Safe driving will help keep our workers and motorists safe.”

Motorists can check conditions on major roads by visiting 511PA. The 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to over 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone app for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1 or by following regional Twitter alerts.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties at PennDOT District 8.

Information about District 8 infrastructure, including completed works and major projects, is available at District 8 Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at PennDOT Projects.

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