Advisory from PENN DOT - Route 72 Traffic Advisory - Construction With Potential Traffic Impacts In Penn Township

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2019

PennDOT to Resume work on Route 772, West High Street through Manheim Borough, Lancaster County
Milling scheduled next week in advance of asphalt scratch and wearing course paving.

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that its contractor will resume preparatory work next week in advance of paving a one-mile section of Route 772, West High Street, from the intersection with Hossler Road to the intersection with Route 72 in Manheim Borough, Lancaster County.

PennDOT advises travelers that starting Monday, June 10, they may encounter lane shifts and single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone during daylight working hours as the contractor mills the top layer of asphalt then begins paving the Superpave asphalt scratch and wearing courses within the following weeks.

The $2,741,604 contract was awarded on November 17, 2017, to Pennsy Supply, Inc., of Annville, Lebanon County, and includes repairing and resurfacing a 3.49-mile section of Route 72 from the bridge over Chiques Creek at the Manheim Borough-Penn Township Line through the borough to the intersection with Elizabethtown Road in Rapho Township, and coordinated utility work, curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and resurfacing a one-mile section of Route 772, West High Street in Manheim Borough,.

Work under this construction contract began last April, however since work was completed on the Route 72 portion of the project, the Route 772 resurfacing was delayed due to utility work.

This section of Route 772 averages more than 9,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

Motorists are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras, 99 of which are in the Midstate.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Crochunis, 717-705-2619
Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8