The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced this week that the resurfacing project is set to begin on U.S. Route 11 in Shippensburg Borough and Shippensburg and Southampton (Cumberland) townships.
The project limits are from Morris Street and the Franklin County line in Shippensburg Borough to Foltz Road/Kline Road in Southampton (Cumberland) Township.
The paving project was supposed to be done last year, but was delayed because it was not listed as a high priority, according to Shippensburg Borough officials. Residents have been griping about the condition of King Street ever since contractors replaced a 100-year-old water line under the road throughout much of the borough in late 2019. It was completed by the summer, and paving was supposed to take place as soon as the water line replacement was completed.
According to a news release from PennDOT, this project consists of resurfacing the existing roadway using Superpave wearing, and scratch courses, milling within Shippensburg Borough, full-depth reconstruction at the intersection with Route 11 and Route 533 (Newville Road) in Southampton Township, base replacement, minor drainage improvements; guide rail replacement, roadside development items, pavement marking, ADA ramp improvements, and other miscellaneous construction on Route 11 to Foltz Road/Kline Road in Shippensburg Borough, and Shippensburg and Southampton townships, Cumberland County, for an overall project length of 4.57 miles.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 22, near the intersection with Foltz Road. The contractor will perform drainage upgrades, working in the direction of Shippensburg Borough. Weather permitting, one cross pipe with inlets will be installed each day.
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane under flagging daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Motorists should be alert, obey flaggers and work zone signs, and drive with caution through the work zone.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
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