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Lower Paxton Township Police Department
Friday March 25th, 2011 :: 03:56 p.m. EDT


Linglestown Square construction to resume on Monday March 28th. Detour will be in place.

News for Immediate Release
March 24, 2011
Route 39 Linglestown Road To Go Back to One-Way Traffic for Construction of Two Roundabouts and Completion of Project

Harrisburg, PA – On Monday, March 28th, eastbound Route 39 (Linglestown Road) will again be closed through the village of Linglestown in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, so that construction crews over the next few months can build two new traffic roundabouts and pave the road. The road paving will include a leveling course and a two-inch-thick wearing course (top coat). In addition, North Mountain Road will also be reconstructed in the vicinity of Linglestown Road, with traffic shifted to go around the construction activity. This work will then finish the reconstruction project begun in the fall of 2009. A signed detour will direct eastbound traffic around the eastbound closure on Linglestown Road 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.) Though the project limits extend from just west of Pennsylvania Avenue to Margaret Avenue, eastbound Route 39 will be open to motorists to Blue Mountain Parkway. The Blue Mountain Parkway Bypass that was available last year to motorists will be closed so that the roundabout at the west end of Linglestown can be built.

Despite the eastbound direction of Linglestown Road being closed through the village, business establishments in Linglestown will still be open for business and accessible from the westbound direction. Customers are encouraged to continue their patronage of businesses in Linglestown during the construction work.

The overall project improvements to Linglestown Road in the Village of Linglestown include construction of a traffic roundabout at the western end of the village near Pennsylvania Avenue and another one at the intersection with Mountain Road. Other traffic calming features such as curb bump outs to help reduce traffic speed have already been built. The project also includes 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 was incorporated into the work. The TE included curbing and sidewalk improvements within the corridor. Lower Paxton Township is the local lead for the project and was responsible for the environmental studies, engineering design, utility relocations, and acquisition of right-of-way. PennDOT is responsible for constructing and inspecting the project.

Leon E. Wintermyer, Inc. of Etters, Pennsylvania, has been contracted by PennDOT 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. Though the official completion date is scheduled for mid-November 2011, the contractor is ahead of schedule and is expected to finish the project this summer.

(The attachment shows an artist’s rendering of what the project may look like after the installation of the roundabout at the intersection of Linglestown Road and Mountain Road.)

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

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Non-emergencies: 717-657-5656

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