The installation of high-tension cable median barriers have begun along highways in Lancaster, Adams and Lebanon Counties.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Monday the start of the safety improvement project on U.S. 222 in Lancaster County, Interstate 78 in Lebanon County and U.S. 15 in Adams County. The $2.5 million projects will require shoulder closures to complete the work.
PennDOT said motorists are advised they may encounter left shoulder restrictions during daylight operations through the beginning of winter. Crews will break over the winter and resume work in the spring. Work is expected to be completed by mid-August 2017
The purpose of the cable barrier is to help prevent errant vehicles from completely crossing the median area and colliding with vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.
The work will take place at these locations:
- U.S. 222 in Lancaster County from the Manheim-Warwick township line to the Lancaster-Berks county line
- I-78 in Lebanon County from just east of Route 72 to the Lebanon-Berks county line
- U.S. 15 from just south of the U.S. 30 interchange to just south of York Springs Borough.