The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that starting at 7:00 AM Monday, April 15, its contractor will close the northbound and southbound passing lanes of Vine Street north of Middletown Borough and set a long-term single-lane traffic pattern for up to 25 days to remove the existing median guiderail and replace it with mountable concrete curb. This work marks the start of a project to rehabilitate a mostly 1.52-mile concrete section of Vine Street just north of the Interstate 76 (Pa. Turnpike) overpass from Swatara Park Road at the Middletown Borough-Lower Swatara Township Line through Londonderry Township to just north of Swatara Creek Road in Derry Township, Dauphin County.
PennDOT advises motorists that starting Monday, April 15, Vine Street will be restricted to a single lane for up to 25 days from just south of the Swatara River bridge to just south of the ramps for Route 283 as crews remove the existing median guiderail, install concrete mountable curb and conduct concrete patching in the passing lanes. This section of Vine Street, officially designated as State Route 2003, averages more tan 10,000 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.