The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced starting Monday, August 26, its contractor will begin preparatory work on a project to repair and resurface two roads in Lancaster County: a 4-mile section of Route 272, Oregon Pike, from 600 feet north of the intersection with Landis Valley Road in Manheim Township to just north of the intersection with Zooks Mill Road in West Earl Township; and a 2.5-mile section of State Route 1029, locally known as Hunsecker Road from Route 23, New Holland Pike, in Upper Leacock Township to Butter Road in Manheim Township, and continuing on Butter Road to Oregon Pike.
The $3,399,586 contract was awarded on May 17, 2019, to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. of the Village of New Enterprise, Bedford County, and includes clearing inlets and drainage pipe, inlet adjustment and repair work, drainage pipe replacement, roadway base replacement, removal of the top layer of asphalt, resurfacing the roadway with a 3-inch Superpave warm-mix asphalt overlay, and installation of new guiderail, signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2020.
PennDOT advises travelers that the contractor will not restrict travel lanes on Route 272 or Route 23 any day between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM, or between 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM. During working hours, motorists may encounter single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone during daylight hours as crews conduct roadway base repair and drainage work. Crews may adjust to a nighttime schedule between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM, to conduct milling and paving operations on Route 272.
Eventually it will be necessary for crews to close and detour sections of Hunsecker Road and Butter Road during paving operations. PennDOT will issue a travel advisory when this work is scheduled.
Some sections of Route 272 average more than 10,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.
Travelers 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.