Rolling road blocks used on I-83 at night for Sherman Street bridge work

This photo was taken earlier this year as work began on the replacement of the Sherman Street bridge over Interstate 83. (YORK DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS — KATE PENN)

If you have been stuck in one of the rolling road blocks during the past few nights on southbound Interstate 83 in the area of the Sherman Street bridge, here’s what has been going on:

Crews have been welding on the deck over the highway, said Mike Crochunis, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

The good news: It likely indicates the crew is close to pouring the deck for the new bridge, Crochunis said.

In case you have never been behind a rolling road block, construction trucks — or state police vehicles — creep along and hold back traffic from a construction zone. When it’s safe for vehicles to pass through the construction zone, the construction trucks or police vehicles take off and allow traffic to flow again.

Sometimes these rolling road blocks do have to stop, as they have with the Sherman Street bridge this past week.

Some drivers were not happy one night. They blew the horns. Some even got out of their vehicles.

The new bridge for Sherman Street should be finished and open to traffic before the end of October, according to a news release. The bridge is between Springettsbury and Spring Garden townships.

Have you ever been in one of these rolling road blocks?

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