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Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Monday May 10th, 2010 :: 09:39 a.m. EDT

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Linglestown Rd. closed to east bound traffic starting on may 10th. Penn Dot detour information below.

EB Rt. 39 Linglestown Road to Close on May 10

On Monday, May 10th, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will close eastbound Route 39 (Linglestown Road) through the village of Linglestown in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, so that construction crews can spend this year rebuilding the south side of the roadway from just west of Pennsylvania Avenue to Margaret Avenue. A signed detour will direct eastbound traffic around the closure by way of Progress Avenue to northbound Interstate 81 to Exit 77 (Route 39) in West Hanover Township. (Residents familiar with the area will use alternate routes they deem more suitable to them.) Eastbound motorists headed to Blue Mountain Parkway will be able to access this road by way of the Blue Mountain Parkway Bypass that was built over the past several months.

When reconstruction of the south side of the road is completed in the fall, Linglestown Road will be reopened to both directions of traffic for the wintertime. Next year, in 2011, the north side of the road will be closed and westbound traffic will be detoured while that side of the road is reconstructed.

The overall project includes improvements to Route 39 (Linglestown Road) in the Village of Linglestown, including construction of a traffic roundabout at the western end of the village near Pennsylvania Avenue and one at the intersection with Mountain Road. Other traffic calming features such as curb bump outs will be utilized in order to help reduce traffic speed. The work also includes a relocation of a portion of Blue Mountain Parkway to access the new roundabout at Pennsylvania Avenue. Other improvements include rehabilitation of the existing pavement, new drainage and new pavement markings. A transportation enhancement (TE) project is incorporated into the work. The TE includes curbing and sidewalk improvements within the corridor. Lower Paxton Township is the local lead for the project that was responsible for the environmental studies, engineering design, utility relocations, and acquisition of right-of-way acquisition. PennDOT is responsible for constructing and inspecting the project.

PennDOT has contracted Leon E. Wintermyer, Inc. of Etters, Pennsylvania, to build the project at a cost of $4,060,902. The groundbreaking for the project was held by the township on November 16, 2009. The work is scheduled for completion in mid-November 2011.

Source: Engineering District 8-0
Harrisburg, PA. 17103

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

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

Linglestown Rd & N Mountain Rd
Harrisburg, PA 17112

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