Drivers will see some new traffic patterns at the I-83/Route 581 “York Split” starting next week.
I-83 North traffic is expected to shift onto the newly-widened portion of the highway. Crews plan to make the switch during the overnight hours Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
With that change, drivers who want to get off onto Lowther Street will use the new Exit 41-B Highland Park ramp. The new exit ramp is before Route 581.
On Friday night , crews plan to shift I-83 South traffic to the area currently carrying the temporary northbound lanes. This will allow crews to widen the southbound side.
Because of that shift, I-83 South drivers will not be able to get off at the Highland Park Exit 41-B. Instead, drivers will need to get off at Exit 42 for Lemoyne to get to Lowther Street.
Finally, on Saturday night, crews plan to change the traffic pattern on the ramp from Route 581 East to I-83 South. Drivers who want to go to Highland Park and Lemoyne will now use a new ramp to get off. They will use Exit 6-C and will get off with traffic to I-83 South. The ramp will widen to two lanes. The right ramp lane will take traffic to Lowther Street while the left ramp lane will allow traffic to merge onto I-83 South.
It’s a little confusing with all the changes, but there are videos you can watch to see the current and upcoming changes in the traffic patterns.
All of this work is part of a $22.1 million project to help alleviate congestion and improve safety at the I-83/Route 581 interchange. J.D. Eckman Inc. of Chester County is doing the work.
The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015, PennDOT says.