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.


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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