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I-81 repairs set for Franklin County

May 05, 2008

Northern Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Over the next two weeks, a repair operation on northbound Interstate 81 in northern Franklin County will reduce traffic to a single lane around-the-clock for a few days each week, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The single-lane traffic restriction is necessary so PennDOT maintenance crews can safely repair an expansion joint on the northbound I-81 bridge over Conococheague Creek between Exit 17 at Walker Road and exit 20 at Pa. 997 in Scotland, Pa.

Starting Tuesday at 7 a.m., the right northbound lane is scheduled to be closed until late Thursday afternoon.

The northbound single-lane restriction will be repeated the following week, when the left lane is scheduled to be closed from Tuesday, May 13, at 7 a.m. until late afternoon on Thursday, May 15.

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Traffic backups might be substantial. Motorists are asked to be alert to this operation and to be cautious when traveling through the work zone.

Scotland, Pa.

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Construction work related to the Pa. 997 bridge replacement project over Interstate 81 in Scotland will require a traffic lane restriction in both directions on the interstate tonight, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Starting about 7:30 p.m. and continuing no later than 6 a.m. Tuesday, I-81 will be restricted to a single lane in both directions in the vicinity of exit 20 so construction crews can install a concrete barrier along the shoulder, according to PennDOT.

The operation is in preparation for partial demolition of the existing overhead bridge that carries Pa. 997 over I-81, according to PennDOT.

Beyond Monday night, intermittent lane closures are anticipated in the coming weeks, and will be preceded by announcements from PennDOT.

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