Reminder: Weekend Closure for Route 30/Route 222 Interchange

Weekend Closure Planned for Bridge Demolition at Route 30/Route 222 Interchange Improvement Project in Lancaster County

Contractor to demolish bridge that carries SB Route 222 to EB Route 30

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a closure is planned the weekend of May 10-13 for eastbound and westbound Route 30 and the northbound Route 222 bridge spanning Route 30 at the Route 30/Route 222 Interchange Improvement Project in Lancaster County. May 17-20 will be used as a back-up weekend.


Weather permitting, Route 30 and the Route 222 bridges spanning Route 30 will be closed at 9:00 PM Friday, May 10. The closure is expected to remain in place until 5:00 AM Monday, May 13. During the closure, the structure which previously carried southbound Route 222 traffic to eastbound Route 30 will be demolished.


To prepare for this new traffic configuration, the southbound Route 222 bridge to eastbound Route 30 is now closed. Southbound Route 222 traffic is switched to the northbound lanes just north of the closure, then cross back over to eastbound Route 30 just south of the closure. This traffic pattern will remain in place until a new bridge is built.


Detours will be in place.


The detour for eastbound Route 30 will use Route 501 (Lititz Pike) south to Route 222 south to Duke Street to Route 23 east to Route 30.


The detour for eastbound Route 30 to northbound Route 222 will use Route 272 (Oregon Pike) to Jake Landon Road and northbound Route 222.


The detour for westbound Route 30 will use northbound Route 222 to the Route 272 (Oregon Pike) Exit, Butter Road north to Route 272 south to southbound Route 222 and westbound Route 30.


The detour for southbound Route 222 to eastbound Route 30 will use Route 501 (Lititz Pike) south to Route 222 south to Duke Street to Route 23 east to Route 30.


Delays and congestion are expected along the detour route. Motorists should avoid the area or plan extra time for their travels. Travelers should be alert and drive with caution.


The project includes improvements at the Route 222/Route 30 Interchange and reconstructing Route 222 from the interchange north approximately one mile near Stoner Park, which is just south of the Landis Valley Road bridge spanning the highway.


Work on the north side of the interchange includes constructing a second lane on the southbound Route 222 ramp to westbound Route 30 that will tie into the existing northbound Route 272 (Oregon Pike) exit ramp. A third lane will be added from the westbound Route 30 ramp to northbound Route 222 while extending this lane to the existing westbound Route 30 third lane approaching Oregon Pike (Route 272).


Work on the south side of the interchange includes constructing a second ramp lane from eastbound Route 30 to northbound Route 222. The new ramp lane will tie into the existing Route 30 travel lane (right lane), giving drivers using the right lane of eastbound Route 30 the option to continue east or exit to northbound Route 222.


Route 222 will be converted from four lanes to six lanes from the interchange to the north end of the project limits.


Additionally, the two bridges carrying Route 222 ramps over Route 30 will be replaced, with the northbound Route 222 bridge being widened to two lanes. The Eden Road bridge spanning Route 222 north of the interchange will remain in place. Route 222 under the bridge will be lowered to increase clearance under the bridge.


Four lanes of traffic will be maintained during the life of the project.


Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone.


This project is expected to be completed by September 3, 2027.


JD Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, PA, is the contractor on this $72,173,900 project.


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