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PennDOT to Remove and Replace Route 441 Span in Royalton


March 27, 2019

PennDOT to Remove and Replace Route 441 Span in Royalton

Temporary signals will alternate traffic in a single lane through the work zone. 

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that starting the week of Monday, April 1, its contractor will be coordinating with water, sewer, and utility crews, and conducting other preparatory work in advance of a project to remove and replace the concrete slab structure that carries Route 441 over a tributary to the Susquehanna River near Market Street Park in Royalton Borough, Dauphin County. 

PennDOT advises motorists that they may encounter periodic daylight short-term single-lane restrictions between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM with flaggers alternating traffic through the work zone as crews conduct water, sewer, utility, and other preparatory work prior to the installation of temporary traffic signals approaching the concrete slab structure. Once traffic is shifted to one side of the roadway and barrier is set in place restricting the roadway to a single lane, these signals will assist in alternating traffic in a single lane through the work zone as crews remove and replace the existing span. Milling and paving work may be conducted after the roadway is reopened to unrestricted two-way traffic under short-term single-lane alternating traffic patterns.

The $770,000 contract was awarded on January 10, 2019 to Kinsley Construction, Inc. of the City of York, and includes removing the existing single-span concrete slab structure that was placed in 1934 and replacing it with a precast concrete box culvert. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed in October 2019.

This portion of Route 441, locally known as Canal Street, averages 4,172 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

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