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Posted on: April 28, 2020

PennDOT Update: Nyes Road & Devonshire Heights Road

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UPDATED 6/22/2020 -
PennDOT has provided Lower Paxton Township with an update regarding construction at Nyes Road & Devonshire Heights Road

UPDATED Announcement from PennDOT 6/22/2020:

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




UPDATED Announcement from PennDOT 4/29/20:

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).

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.

Detour Plans:

Nyes Road     /     Devonshire Heights Road

Devonshire Heights Road Detour May 2020


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Announcement from PennDOT 4/28/20:

Nyes Road/Devonshire Heights Road Safety Improvement Project to Continue in Lower Paxton Township -Detours to be implemented on Saturday, May 2

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. 

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