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250 W. Chocolate Avenue
Suite 2
Hershey, PA 17033
PHONE: (717) 534-1323
FAX: (717) 534-1457
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday Hours: By appointment only 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Capitol Office
159-B East Wing
PO Box 202106
Harrisburg PA 17120-2106
PHONE: (717) 787-2684
FAX: (717) 787-7557
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Route 283 Reconstruction Project
Traffic Shift in Place on Westbound Route 283

The contractor for the Route 283 reconstruction project in southeastern Dauphin County has shifted a portion of westbound traffic. Westbound traffic in the “Local Traffic” lane has shifted from the left side of the westbound roadway to the right side starting at the eastern end of the project and extending to the Union Street interchange. This shift was necessary so that the contractor can demolish and rebuild the remaining portions of the westbound Route 283 bridges that are under construction over the Swatara Creek and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The westbound Express Lane will remain the same.

The remaining portion of the westbound “Local Traffic” lane will be shifted around mid-to-late August.

Motorists are asked to be alert to this traffic shift, to obey the work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching the work zone – for their safety as well as for the safety of the construction crews.

This work is part of the $89.4 million, that began last spring in 2017 to rebuild six miles of Route 283 between the Toll House Road interchange and the interchange with the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 283.
Westbound Route 283 is being rebuilt this year; eastbound Route 283 will be reconstructed next year (2019). The overall project is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Motorists can also check traffic conditions on nearly 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 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.