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The Interstate 83 Corridor from Exit 19 to Exit 22 is defined by densely developed corridors and heavy traffic demand. PennDOT has maintained this section of I-83 since its construction in 1958 with pavement patching, overlays, and bridge rehabilitation to extend its service life. Improving traffic flow and updating the design to handle today's and tomorrow's traffic flows safely is necessary.
The primary purpose of this project is to reconstruct this section of I-83 to achieve a more functional and modern roadway. The secondary purpose of this project is to improve future traffic flow, queuing, and safety performance on I-83 and the interchanges in the 2042 design year.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is ready to begin construction on the third early action project in preparation for the I-83 North York Widening. The anticipated improvements include replacing the existing bridge carrying Market Street over Mill Creek, partial ramp reconstruction for the southbound on-ramp to I-83, relocating traffic signal equipment at the intersection of Belmont Street, resurfacing between Belmont Street and North Hills Road, and other miscellaneous construction activities.
The bridge will be replaced using Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques where the site is prepared with minimal disruption to traffic while the bridge is being fabricated offsite in segments. When the site is ready, Market Street will be closed between Belmont Street and North Hills Road for a 5-week period. During this time, the contractor will demolish the existing bridge, finish the site preparation work, and then bring the segments to the worksite for final assembly. The site preparation work will begin in the fall of 2021 with the anticipated closure in early spring 2022. A detour will route traffic around the bridge replacement during the 5-week closure. Work is expected to be completed by June of 2022.
Clearwater Construction, Inc. of Mercer, PA, is the prime contractor on this $6,379,000 project. Site work will begin in the fall of 2021 and the bridge replacement is expected to be completed in June of 2022.
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