York Split to see traffic pattern changes this week

Harrisburg commuters will see some new traffic patterns at the York Split this week, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Tonight, crews will be moving the temporary concrete barriers and shifting Interstate 83 traffic onto the newly-widened and reconstructed section of the highway, PennDOT says.

A new, 1,500-foot long third lane of I-83 South will be opened to traffic between the Lowther Street on-ramp and Exit 40-B for New Cumberland, PennDOT says. Drivers coming from Lowther Street will use this new lane to get on I-83 South.

Then on Wednesday night, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., crews will open the newly-constructed portion of the Exit 41-B ramp from I-83 South to Lowther Street in Lemoyne. A new signal light at the intersection of Third and Lowther streets also will be activated.

Also overnight Wednesday, crews will shift traffic on I-83 North back to its original alignment, PennDOT says. This configuration will provide an acceleration lane for New Cumberland traffic headed to I-83 North, PennDOT says.

The work is part of a $22.1 million project to improve safety and reduce congestion at the I-83 and Route 581 interchange.

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