The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, its contractor will begin preparatory work marking the start of a project to repair and resurface a 10.5-mile section of Interstate 81 in Cumberland County from the bridge over Kutz Road in Penn Township through Dickinson and South Middleton townships to the bridge over Route 641, West Trindle Road, at Exit 49 for High Street in Carlisle Borough.

The $14,770,419 contract was awarded on June 17, 2019, to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc., of the Village of New Enterprise, Bedford County, and includes on and off ramp resurfacing, roadway base replacement, full-width milling of the top layer of asphalt, resurfacing the interstate with a 2.5-inch Superpave warm mix asphalt overlay, installation of high-tension cable median barrier, and installation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment such as a Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) along the northbound lanes at mile marker 26 and six closed-circuit television video cameras. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by February of 2021.

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