On or about May 29, 2013, PENNDOT and its contractor will begin implementing the next stage of construction for the Lititz Pike bridge project. All dates are estimated as this change relies on daily weather conditions and completion of necessary preparatory work.
PENNDOT is asking for local commuter to be patient as many different construction activities will be occurring in a small area at the same time, including line eradication, line painting, sign installations, barrier placement, utility relocations, and activation of temporary traffic control signals. PENNDOT estimates that this traffic switch effort will take approximately 3 days to complete.
Starting on or about May 29th, the first part will consist of changing Liberty Street to 2-way traffic between Queen St and Lititz Avenue; then closing McGovern Ave from Lititz Avenue to Queen Street.
Special attention must be given to the changes for US 222 North on Lime Street at Liberty Street. There will be 2 lanes on Lime Street approaching Liberty Street. However, only the right lane will take traffic North on US 222, while the left lane will be for new westbound traffic on Liberty Street.
The second part of this traffic switch should begin on May 30th with the closure of Keller Avenue at Lititz Pike and the reduction of both northbound and southbound US 222 to a single lane as it approaches the Keller/Lititz/Marshall intersection. Again, these dates depend on daily weather conditions and completion of necessary prep work.
Again, PENNDOT and the Township ask that drivers and commuters be patient and slow down in all work zones. PENNDOT and its contractor are striving to complete this project in a timely manner and sincerely wish to inconvenience the traveling public and local businesses for the shortest duration possible.
Updates from PENNDOT will be issued periodically as progress continues on the bridge project.