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 6/2021 - Locust Lane / Fairmont Drive Traffic Signal
    • Work will begin in June for the preparation of a Traffic Signal at the Locust Lane/Fairmont Drive intersection.  Work is expected to continue to September.  Lane restrictions may be necessary at times throughout the project.  Anticipated signal installation is late June/early August.
  • Posted 5/20/2021 - Patton Road Closure
    • Culvert work will resume on Patton Road beginning May 31.  Patton Road will close from Continental to Mance for approximately two weeks (weather dependent).
  • Sewer Work on Wenrich Street - Beginning Monday, May 17, 2021
    • Wenrich Street will be closed to replace the existing culvert pipe.  Click here for map image.  The road will remain closed, it will not reopen at the end of each work day due to the nature of the work. The contractor, DOLI, anticipates the street to be closed for two - three weeks to complete the project.  Here are to maps highlighting the detour that has been approved by PennDOT; Map 1 and Map 2.
  • Posted: 5/6/2021 - Weekend Detour Set for Locust Lane
    • Motorists in Dauphin County are advised a weekend detour is scheduled for Locust Lane at Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township near the City of Harrisburg. Locust Lane will be closed so the existing I-83 bridge spanning the road can be demolished and a new bridge can be built.

       Locust Lane will be closed at the interstate at approximately 9 PM Friday, May 7, and will reopen by 6 AM Monday, May 10. A signed detour will be in place using Prince Street and Route 22.
      Once this work is completed, Locust Lane will be open to two-way traffic.
      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 project is scheduled to be in final configuration late 2021. Nighttime temporary lane closures are scheduled for Spring of 2022 to complete final paving and pavement marking operations.
      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.

      Posted: 4/30/2021 - PennDOT Lane Restrictions on NB I-83

      is is a reminder that a section of northbound Interstate 83 will be restricted to a single lane this weekend at the reconstruction project near Harrisburg.
      Northbound I-83 traffic will be restricted to a single lane from just north of Union Deposit Road (Exit 48) to the I-81/I-83 split at 9 PM Friday, April 30. The restriction is expected to be lifted and two lanes open to traffic no later than 6 AM Sunday, May 2. The restriction will be in place so the contractor can shift traffic to the newly constructed outside portion of the highway.
      Major delays are expected while the lane restriction is in place. Motorists should seek alternate routes.
      Northbound I-83 currently is shifted to the outside lanes from the southern end of the project (Mile 47.5) to just north of Exit 48, where it shifts back to the inside lanes through the northern end of the project at the I-81/I-83 split The traffic shift planned for this weekend will result in all of northbound I-83 being moved to the outside lanes through the project limits.
      Once the shift is complete, the contractor to begin reconstructing the middle lanes of the interstate.
      Southbound I-83 traffic was shifted to the outside lanes last winter.
      The ramp from Union Deposit Road to northbound I-83 will remain in a stop condition.
      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 be in final configuration late 2021. Nighttime temporary lane closures are scheduled for Spring of 2022 to complete final paving and pavement marking operations.
      Northbound I-83 motorists should be aware that traffic also will be restricted to a single lane from 7 AM to 3 PM, Saturday, May 1, while a PennDOT bridge crew from Dauphin County performs deck repairs on the bridge spanning Paxton Street between the 13th Street and 19th Street ramps in the City of Harrisburg.
      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.
      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.