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 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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