More work coming to Mount Rose Avenue interchange in preparation for rehab

A gazebo is all that is left standing of the former Budget Host Inn after the building was torn down this week in Springettsbury Township. The Mount Rose Avenue overpass on Interstate 83 can be seen in the background. Demolition of some businesses in the area has been ongoing this year as crews prepare for a major renovation of the Mount Rose interchange in 2015. (Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday News)

A gazebo is all that is left standing of the former Budget Host Inn after the building was torn down recently in Springettsbury Township. The Mount Rose Avenue overpass on Interstate 83 can be seen in the background. Demolition of some businesses in the area has been ongoing this year as crews prepare for a major renovation of the Mount Rose interchange in 2015. (Paul Kuehnel – Daily Record/Sunday News)

It’s only six months until crews are expected to start working on the makeover of the Mount Rose Avenue interchange.

You might have noticed in the past few months that crews have been tearing down some of the businesses off of Mount Rose Avenue.

There’s still more work to be done. Pacific Pride will be torn down as well as the Nello Tire warehouse, said Mike Crochunis, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation.

PennDOT has yet to advertise the demolition contract for the gas station and warehouse, Crochunis said.

Also, drivers might be interested to know that two lanes are being extended north on Haines Road to the Raleigh Drive intersection in Springettsbury Township.

Years ago during the planning process, some businesses in the area had proposed a traffic signal at the Kmart drive. But that would be too close to Mount Rose Avenue, and traffic would back up into the intersections, Crochunis said.

A traffic signal will be installed closer to South Washington Road and Raleigh Drive, he said.

Overall, PennDOT will acquire about 43 acres for the project.

Stay tuned for all of the latest news on the upcoming project.

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