Local Road Construction

When the Township receives information regarding road closures, road construction or detours, the information will be posted to this page.  If the Township is performing work that requires road closures or detours, those announcements are posted here as well. The Township has a second website dedicated to Sewer and Stormwater Projects.  If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please visit www.LowerPaxtonatWork.com, the information may be on that site.

  • Posted October 26, 2020 - Road Closed Signs at Patton Road near Continental Drive
    • Road Closed signs have begun appearing on Patton Road.  The road will be closed in a few weeks to replace the culvert at Paxton Creek.  This is part of the Autumn Oaks development.  The signs are advance warning to residents. As more information becomes available, it will be posted to the Township's social media and on this page.
  • Posted October 22, 2020 - PennDOT Update: Nyes Road
    A representative from PennDOT informed the Township that the intersection at Nyes Road is now expected to be opened at the end of November, weather permitting.  A four-way stop will be put in place at that time temporarily until the traffic signal poles are delivered. (shipping was delayed due to COVID) 

  • Posted September 17, 2020 - PennDOT Ramp Closure (9/18 - 9/21)
    • A weekend closure is scheduled for the on-ramp from Union Deposit Road to southbound Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township near Harrisburg. The ramp from Union Deposit Road to southbound I-83 will be closed from 9 PM Friday, September 18, to 6 AM Monday, September 21, so a contractor can reconstruct the ramp. 

       A detour will be in place during this weekend closure. Motorists wishing to travel south on I-83 from Union Deposit Road should take northbound I-83 to Route 22 (Exit 50), turn left at the top of the ramp, then turn left onto the on-ramp to southbound I-83.
      Upon completion of this work, the stop condition currently in place where the ramp meets southbound I-83 will be lifted. Motorists should be aware a new traffic pattern will be in place where the ramp merges with the interstate.

  • Posted September 11, 2020 - PennDOT Ramp Closure (9/11 - 9/14)
    • A weekend closure is scheduled for the ramps from Route 22 to I-83 southbound in Lower Paxton Township near Harrisburg. Ramps from both westbound and eastbound Route 22 to southbound I-83 will be closed from 9 PM Friday, September 11, to 6 AM Monday, September 14, so a contractor can perform reconstruction work and tie the ramps into I-83. 

      A detour will be in place during this weekend closure. Motorists wishing to travel south on I-83 from either direction of Route 22 should take northbound I-83 to northbound I-81, to Mountain Road (Exit 72 B), then southbound I-81 to southbound I-83.
      When the ramps reopen Monday morning, they will merge into one ramp before reaching their new stop condition and merging onto southbound I-83.
      Weekend closures also are scheduled for the ramps from Union Deposit Road to I-83. Updated press releases will be issued prior to these closures.
      This work is part of the $104,747,344 interstate reconstruction contract that was awarded to J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, and includes widening and rebuilding a 2.77-mile section of I-83 east of the City of Harrisburg from just south of Exit 48 for Union Deposit Road, through Exit 50 for U.S. 22 (Colonial Park/Progress), to Exit 51 for Interstate 81.
      The structure work on the project includes the replacement and widening of the existing mainline bridges at Valley Road as well as three other locations, widening the existing culvert at Slotznick Run, and construction of new retaining walls as well as new sound walls in the residential areas.
      The project is scheduled to wrap up in 2021.
      Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to use caution when driving through work zones for their safety, as well as for the safety of the road crews.

  • For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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  • Posted July 7, 2020 - PennDOT’s Blue Ridge Avenue Bridge Project 
    • The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and its contractor will begin a bridge replacement project on Blue Ridge Avenue (Route 2030) in Lower Paxton and West Hanover townships on Monday, July 13. The bridge spans Beaver Creek between Rowe Lane and Piketown Road.

      A detour will be in place during this project using Mountain Road (Route 3019), Route 22 (Allentown Boulevard), and T-561, also known as Blue Ridge Avenue.
      The $947,312 contract was awarded on Lobar Site Development Corporation of Dillsburg, PA.
      This section of Blue Ridge Avenue averages about 2,300 vehicles per day. The new bridge is expected to be open to traffic by November 16, 2020.
      Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

      For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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  • Posted June 18, 2020 - Nyes Road Construction Announcement from PennDOT
    • Motorists in Dauphin County are advised a long-term closure and detour will begin next week on Nyes Road (Route 2019) at the intersection with Devonshire Heights Road in Lower Paxton Township. A safety improvement project is underway at the intersection.

      Nyes Road is scheduled to be closed at Devonshire Heights Road on Monday, June 22. An approximately 110-day detour will be in place using Old Jonestown Road, Jonestown Road, Walnut Street, and Route 3024 (Locust Lane).

      Devonshire Heights Road currently is closed at Nyes Road for roadway realignment and profiling work, and the installation of new stormwater, sanitary sewer, and gas lines. An approximately 160-day detour using Beaver Road, Johnson Road, Old Jonestown Road and Deaven Road, was implemented on May 4. 

      This project includes the realignment of the intersection by relocating the northern leg of Devonshire Heights Road to align with the southern leg, the installation of a new traffic signal, and a culvert replacement from just south of North Highlands Court to just north of M Street.

      Residents may subscribe to PennDOT news at www.penndot.gov/district8 and check road conditions at www.511pa.com.

      Attached is an image of PennDOT’s Detour Plan.
      Updated 6.18.20 NYES RD Construction June 2020
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    • Posted June 11, 2020 - PennDOT Weekend Ramp Closure on I-83 NB to Union Deposit Road
      • PennDOT will close the off ramp from Interstate 83 Northbound to Union Deposit Road (Exit 48) so the contractor can reconstruct part of the existing ramp.
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        The ramp will be closed starting at 9 PM this Friday, June 12, and will remain closed until approximately 6 AM Monday, June 15. During this time, traffic will be detoured on I-83 Northbound to Exit 50, and then onto I-83 Southbound to Exit 48 (Union Deposit Road).
      • Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

        For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.


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  • Posted May 29, 2020 - PennDOT to Set Beams on I-83 Bridge, Impacting Valley Road - June 2 & 3
    • A PennDOT contractor is scheduled to set four new bridge beams on the structure that carries Interstate 83 northbound over Valley Road east of the City of Harrisburg in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. The contractor also plans to set a sign structure over the interstate at this location.

      Lane restrictions will be in place on I-83 northbound over Valley Road from approximately 9 PM Tuesday, June 2, to 6 AM Wednesday, June 3, so the bridge beams can be set. Pennsylvania State Police will assist the contractor in conducting multiple rolling roadblocks between 5 and 15 minutes long on I-83 northbound between midnight and 5 AM for crews to safely set four approximately 140-foot long reinforced concrete bridge beams on the structure that carries I-83 northbound over Valley Road.

      Then, on the night of Wednesday, June 3, the contractor will set the sign structure over the interstate at this location. There will be rolling stoppages in both directions between midnight and 5 AM.

      This work is part of the $104,747,344 interstate reconstruction contract that was awarded to J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, and includes widening and rebuilding a 2.77-mile section of I-83 east of the City of Harrisburg from just south of Exit 48 for Union Deposit Road, through Exit 50 for U.S. 22 (Colonial Park/Progress), to Exit 51 for Interstate 81.

      The structure work on the project includes the replacement and widening of the existing mainline bridges at Valley Road as well as three other locations, widening the existing culvert at Slotznick Run, and construction of new retaining walls as well as new sound walls in the residential areas.

      Two lanes of traffic in each direction of I-83 will be maintained during daylight hours throughout the project. PennDOT advises motorists that they may encounter single lane restrictions on I-83 in either direction during overnight hours, 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM. The section of northbound I-83 over Valley Road averages more than 46,000 vehicles traveled per day while southbound averages 48,800 vehicles traveled daily.

      The project is scheduled to wrap up in 2021.

      Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to use caution when driving through work zones for their safety, as well as for the safety of the road crews.

      Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

      For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

      Subscribe to PennDOT news in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties at www.penndot.gov/District8.

      Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles 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 860 traffic cameras, 103 of which are in the Midstate.

      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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  • Posted May 18, 2020- Township to begin work on Lyters Lane (paving, stormwater drains, etc)
    • Lower Paxton Township will be working on Lyters Lane for the next four (4) weeks. The Township will be prepping the road to be repaved and will be improving the stormwater drains.
    • Traffic patterns may change daily depending on the type of work being completed, please use caution when traveling in this area, or please find an alternate route over the next four (4) weeks.
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  • Posted April 29, 2020 - PennDOT Updated Announcement regarding Nyes & Devonshire Heights Roads

    • Work on a safety improvement project at the intersection of Nyes Road (Route 2019) and Devonshire Heights Road (T-774) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, has been postponed due to rain forecast for later this week.

      The contractor originally had planned to implement a long-term detour on Devonshire Heights Road, and a short-term detour on Nyes Road, at the intersection, this Saturday.

      The updated schedule follows:
      Beginning at approximately 7 AM Monday, May 4, Devonshire Heights Road will be closed for roadway realignment and profiling work, and the installation of new stormwater, sanitary sewer, and gas lines. An approximately 160-day detour will be in place using Beaver Road, Johnson Road, Old Jonestown Road, and Deaven Road.
      On Saturday, May 9, Nyes Road will be closed so new sanitary sewer lines and manholes can be installed. A detour will be in place from 6 AM to 6 PM using Old Jonestown Road, Jonestown Road, Walnut Street, and Route 3024 (Locust Lane).

    • Nyes Road Detour Plan / Devonshire Heights Detour Plan
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    • Posted April 28, 2020 - PennDOT Update: Nyes Road & Devonshire Heights Road Project

      • Nyes Road/Devonshire Heights Road Safety Improvement Project to Continue in Lower Paxton Township -Detours to be implemented on Saturday
        PennDOT announced that work soon will resume on a safety improvement project at the intersection of Nyes Road (Route 2019) and Devonshire Heights Road (T-774) in Lower Paxton Township.
        This week, the contractor will prepare to implement a short-term detour on Nyes Road, and a long-term detour on Devonshire Heights Road, at the intersection. 
        On Saturday, May 2, Nyes Road will be closed so new sanitary sewer lines and manholes can be installed. A detour will be in place from 6 AM to 6 PM Saturday using Old Jonestown Road, Jonestown Road, Walnut Street, and Route 3024 (Locust Lane).
        Devonshire Heights Road will be closed for roadway realignment and profiling work, and the installation of new stormwater, sanitary sewer, and gas lines. An approximately 160-day detour will be in place using Beaver Road, Johnson Road, Old Jonestown Road, and Deaven Road. 
        This project includes the realignment of the intersection by relocating the northern leg of Devonshire Heights Road to align with the southern leg, the installation of a new traffic signal, and a culvert replacement from just south of North Highlands Court to just north of M Street.
        Pennsy Supply, Inc., of Harrisburg is the prime contractor on this $3,847,905 project. 
        This project is part of critical work that continues statewide addressing safety needs and work needed to eliminate roadway restrictions that could impede the ability for the movement of life sustaining goods and services.
        For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov. 
        Subscribe to PennDOT news in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties at www.penndot.gov/District8.
        Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles 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 950 traffic cameras, 103 of which are in the Midstate.
        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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