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PennDOT to install traffic camera poles along I-81

April 18, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will install traffic camera poles next week at several sites along the Interstate 81 corridor in Franklin and Cumberland counties, according to a department announcement.

Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to be done between Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Work is not expected to interrupt traffic at most of the locations, although it might be necessary to shift or restrict the right lane of travel on southbound 1-81 at Exit 16.

Walker Road traffic also might have to be shifted in the area of Exit 17 in Greene Township, according to PennDOT.

Other pole installations either will be completely off the highway or only require shoulders to be closed.

Poles for the traffic monitoring cameras will be installed at the following sites:

· I-81 at Exit 10 for Pa. 914 in Marion, Pa.

· I-81 at Exit 14 for Pa. 316 in Chambersburg.

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· I-81 at Exit 20 for Pa. 997 in Scotland, Pa.

· I-81 at Exit 24 for Pa. 696 in Shippensburg, Pa.

Beginning Monday, crews also will be installing a waterline along Pa. 997 in the area of Exit 20, according to PennDOT. The work is expected to take several weeks.

Workers from Kinsley Construction will start on the south side of Pa. 997 between Church Street and the southbound on-ramp. Once that section is installed, crews will move to the east side of the interchange, going east from McDonald's to the entrance of Chambersburg Mall. While the project is being done, motorists can expect to encounter single-lane restrictions in the work area, according to PennDOT.

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