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Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Tuesday April 20th, 2010 :: 03:51 p.m. EDT


Road closure for reconstruction of Nyes Road, begins Monday April 26th. See below for details.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that prep work will begin on Monday, April 19th, for a highway improvement project to rebuild and resurface nearly 1.9 miles of Nyes Road between North Highland Drive and Willoughby Road in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. The project will also include the widening of the Nyes Road intersection with Locust Lane for turning lanes and the installation of a traffic signal. Nyes Road is officially designated as State Route 2019. On average, about 12,486 vehicles travel on Nyes Road on a daily basis.

The prep work next week involves minor widening and the placement of rock along Nyes Road between North Highland Drive and Red Top Road. Motorists may encounter single-lane traffic restrictions with flaggers assisting them through the work zone on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The following week – on Monday, April 26 – Nyes Road will be closed to all traffic between Red Top Road and Union Deposit Road. Traffic will be detoured by way Union Deposit Road, Copperstone Road, and Red Top Road. Locust Lane will also be closed where it intersects with Nyes Road. Traffic on Locust Lane headed to Nyes Road will be detoured by way of Rutherford Road and Union Deposit Road. This closure should continue until the end of July.

In late July or early August, the next stage of construction will close the portion of Nyes Road between Union Deposit Road and Willoughby Road for reconstruction. PennDOT will issue an announcement about the closure and detour information this summer, prior to closing this section of the road.

PennDOT has contracted with Blooming Glen Contractors, Inc. of Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania (doing business locally as Handwerk Site Contractors, of Hummelstown) to conduct the highway improvement project at a cost of $4,599,115. The work will be done in stages and includes reconstruction and resurfacing the existing roadway with asphalt base, binder, leveling, and wearing courses; subbase; drainage improvements; pavement markings; signage; rock slope protection; the installation of concrete barrier; guide rail; a new traffic signal; and a steel soldier pile retaining wall. The overall project is scheduled to be completed by mid-May 2011.

Lower Paxton Township Police Department
425 Prince St
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 717-657-5656

Locust Ln & Nyes Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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