NOTICE: The April non-legislative meeting of the Board of Commissioners, originally scheduled for April 1, 2015, has been rescheduled to April 8, 2015. Meeting will commence at 7:00 P.M.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Closure
The Pennsylvania Turnpike will close both east bound and westbound lanes between the Harrisburg East interchange (in Lower Swatara Township) and the Lebanon-Lancaster interchange from midnight until 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015. This is to allow the safe removal of the old Nissley Drive bridge over the turnpike. The detour for east bound traffic will be to exit at the Harrisburg East interchange, travel north on I-283, take Route 322 to Route 72, and reenter the Turnpike at the Lebanon-Lancaster interchange. Similarly, westbound traffic will exit at the Lebanon-Lancaster interchange, take Route 72 to 322 to I-283 and reenter the Turnpike at the Harrisburg East interchange. PennDOT will use message boards to guide the motorists and detour cards will be available at the toll booths.
The effect on Township roads should be minimal. The detour will be between midnight and six on a weekend, and the traffic will use I-283 in the Township and no local roads.
The Nissley Drive bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Rosedale Avenue and Donald Avenue will be closed February 16, 2015 for bridge replacement construction. During the extended period of construction, the best alternate route will be Lumber Street.