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Milepost 242-245: Project Overview

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Reconstruction of a 3.4 mile section in York County





PROJECT TOTAL: $94 million construction cost

See the Orange Improvement Zone website for more information about this project.

This project is a part of the PTC's commitment to completely rebuild the entire Turnpike, which in this section was built in 1950.  The condition of the pavement and increase in traffic have warranted reconstruction and widening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This project involves widening the existing 4-lane highway to six lanes (three in each direction) with a 26-foot median from just east of the Harrisburg West interchange (MP 242) to the tie in to the new Susquehanna River Bridge Project (MP 245.4), which will complete six lanes from the Harrisburg West Interchange to the Harrisburg East Interchange (Exit 247).  Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the Turnpike at most times during construction. Construction is expected to begin Spring 2015 and extend to Spring 2018, with all mainline work being complete in 2018. This project is also associated with the construction of wetlands and the realignment and mitigation of a stream adjacent to the Turnpike.

Also associated with this Total Reconstruction project are stream and wetland mitigation and the replacement of Marsh Run Road (complete) and Old York Road (complete) bridges over the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 

Refer to these pages for overview of work:

The purpose of this web site is to provide you with timely, accurate construction project information to facilitate a favorable travel experience when using Pennsylvania's Turnpike system.

Keeping you informed about planned construction activity on the Turnpike will help you to prepare for safe navigation through construction work zone areas.  This website will be updated intermittently throughout the construction to provide you with current available information.