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 6/29/2022 - Locust Lane Watermain Project

  1. Project Owner: Veolia Water
  2. Project Location: Locust Lane from Rutherford Road to Hollywood Drive (See Figure 2)
  3. Contractor: EK Services, Inc.
  4. Contact: 888-299-8972 (Veolia Customer Service)
  5. Nature of Work: Watermain and water service replacement.
  6. Additional Notes: Construction will begin on or after July 1 near the intersection of Locust Lane and Rutherford Road. Lane restrictions will be necessary during construction.
  7. FAQ Sheet (updated 9/6/22)
    Locust Lane Watermain Project July 2022


  1. Posted 5/27/2022 - Blue Mountain Parkway Barrier
    1. Project Owner: Lower Paxton Township 
    2. Project Location: Blue Mountain Parkway near Hocker Park (See Figure 2)
    3. Impacted Streets: Blue Mountain Parkway
    4. Contractor: Lower Paxton Township Public Works
    5. Nature of Work: Installation of new safety barrier to replace existing guiderail. 
    6. Additional Notes: Work will start on Tuesday 5/31 and should be completed in 3 days, weather permitting.   One lane will remain open during this construction, and flaggers will be provided. 
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  2. Posted 5/27/2022 - Jonestown Road Detour - May 31 - June 3
    1. Emergency Storm Sewer Repair
    2. Project Owner: Lower Paxton Township 
    3. Project Location: Jonestown Road at Koch Lane 
    4. Impacted Streets: Jonestown Road at Koch Lane
    5. Contractor: EK Services, Inc.
    6. Nature of Work: Replacement of failing storm sewer system which is causing street subsidence. 
    7. Additional Notes: Work will start on Tuesday 5/31 and should be completed in 2-3 days, weather permitting.  Jonestown Road will be closed between Koch Lane and Deaven Road during construction.  All roads will be opened at the end of each working day.  Motorists should plan to use the detour outlined on Figure 1 or Heatherfield Way during this short period.     
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  3. Posted 5/20/2022 - Twin Lakes Drive & Surrounding Area - Paving
    Lower Paxton Township’s Contractor, JVI Group, will begin asphalt paving restoration in your area on or after Monday, May 23. JVI will be paving Twin Lakes Drive, Hawthorne Road, Cardinal Drive, Tanager Drive, and Oriole Drive . Work hours will generally be from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. JVI Group will be required to maintain access to resident's properties during the work, but there will be times when vehicular access to a property could require additional time. The work in this area is anticipated to take 1 to 2 weeks, weather permitting. Please allow additional travel time during this period, stay alert to traffic signs and flaggers and use caution when traveling through the active work zone. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 717-657-5615 or by email at tnolt@lowerpaxton-pa.gov.  
  4. Posted 5/2/2022 - McIntosh Road Update
    McIntosh Road is now open! Seeding and matting is still a work in progress, but contractors have opened the road to thru traffic.

  5. Posted 4/29/2022 - 2022 Paving Project - Area 1
    Lower Paxton Township’s Contractor, JVI Group, will begin asphalt paving restoration in the Blue Meadow Farms Area on or after Monday, May 2.  Work hours will generally be from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday, with occasional work on a Friday.  The road will remain open during this work, but there will be times when vehicular access to properties could require additional time.  The work in this area is anticipated to take 2 to 3 weeks, weather permitting.  
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  6. Posted 4/28/2022 - McIntosh Road Update 
    The contractor is finishing up guiderail and final project seeding.  The roadway should be open to traffic on Monday, 5/9.  The contractor will open sooner if the final seeding is completed sooner.
  7. Posted 3/31/2022 - SUEZ Road Closure Announcement - Twin Lakes Drive
    • Project Owner: SUEZ Water
    • Project Location:  Twin Lakes Drive- Hawthorne to Union Deposit 
    • Impacted Streets (this period): Watermain replacement work will commence on or after Friday 4/1.  Twin Lakes Drive will be closed to thru traffic Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.  A detour will be established for this period and the road will be opened at the end of each working day.  The project is anticipated to take 3 weeks.  Local traffic will be permitted through the work site so that access to private property is not disrupted. 
    • Contact: 888-299-8972 (SUEZ Customer Service)
    • Nature of Work: Water Main Replacement 
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  8. Posted 3/9/2022 - PennDOT Announcement: Nighttime Ramp Closures
    Nighttime ramp closures are set to begin next week at the Route 22/Interstate 81 interchange for milling, patching and paving operations.

     This work will be performed from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM Sunday through Thursday nights beginning Sunday, March 13. 

     The contractor will begin with milling operations, with each ramp expected to take approximately one night to complete. All work is weather permitting.

     Here is the tentative schedule for the closures:

    Sunday, March 13: The ramp from southbound I-81 to westbound Route 22 (Ramp F). The detour will use southbound I-81 to Front Street to Linglestown Road (Route 39) to westbound Route 22. 

    Monday, March 14: The ramp from northbound I-81 to westbound Route 22 (Ramp B). The detour will use northbound I-81 to eastbound Route 22 to Elmerton Avenue to Progress Avenue to southbound I-81 to westbound Route 22.

    Tuesday, March 15: The ramp from southbound I-81 to eastbound Route 22 (Ramp A). The detour will use southbound I-81 to westbound Route 22 to Linglestown Road to eastbound Route 22.  

    Wednesday, March 16: The ramp from northbound I-81 to eastbound Route 22 (Ramp E). The detour will use northbound I-81 to westbound Route 22 to Linglestown Road to eastbound Route 22. 

    Thursday, March 17: The ramp from westbound Route 22 to northbound I-81 (Ramp G). The detour will use eastbound Route 22 to Front Street to northbound I-81.

    Sunday, March 20: The ramp from westbound Route 22 to southbound I-81 (Ramp D). The detour will use westbound Route 22 to northbound I-81 to Progress Avenue to southbound I-81.

    Monday, March 21: The ramp from eastbound Route 22 to southbound I-81 (Ramp H). The detour will use eastbound Route 22 to northbound I-81 to Progress Avenue to southbound I-81.

    Tuesday, March 22: The ramp from eastbound Route 22 to northbound I-81 (Ramp C). The detour will use eastbound Route 22 to southbound I-81 to Front Street to northbound I-81.

    This work is part of a 6.1-mile resurfacing project on Route 22/322 from Elmerton Avenue (Route 3026) in the City of Harrisburg to Route 225 in Dauphin Borough, Dauphin County. The project includes concrete base repairs, concrete patching, milling, resurfacing, tree removal, guiderail updates, minor drainage, and other miscellaneous activities on Route 22/322 in Susquehanna and Middle Paxton townships, the City of Harrisburg, and Dauphin Borough; a section of Elmerton Avenue eastward from the intersection with Route 22 (Cameron Street); and the ramps at Interstate 81, Route 39 (Linglestown Road) and Route 443.

    New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc, of New Enterprise, PA is the prime contractor on this $13,522,128 project. Work is expected to be completed by August 5, 2022.

    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.

  9. Posted 3/9/2022 - Red Top Road Bridge Project Update

    The Bridge will be closed with a detour beginning on or around March 14.  This closure and detour will remain in place until July.

    The Red Top Road Bridge Project includes the replacement of the bridge as well as some additional improvements in the area.
    The Township is a local sponsor of this work, but the majority of the funding is coming from Federal and State funds. View the frequently asked questions on the project for more details.  Detour Map.


    The Township is a local sponsor of this work, but the majority of the funding is coming from Federal & State funds.

  10. Posted 11/5/2021 - PennDOT Announcement
    Nighttime Lane Restrictions on I-83 at Widening and Reconstruction Project Near Harrisburg 

    Harrisburg, PA – Motorists in Dauphin County are advised nighttime lane restrictions are planned on northbound and southbound Interstate 83 at the widening and reconstruction project near Harrisburg. 

    On Sunday, November 7, lane restrictions will be implemented on I-83 at 7:00 PM so the contractor can complete final paving on the northbound mainline, shoulders and ramps, and paint lines and install rumble strips and raised pavement markings on both northbound and southbound I-83. These restrictions will be in place Sunday through Friday nights from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM for the next several weeks.

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

    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. 

    All work on this project is expected to be completed by next spring.

    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.

    Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties at www.penndot.gov/District8.  

    Information about infrastructure in District 8, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.gov/D8Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov

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    Posted 10/19/2021 - McIntosh Road Bridge Construction - Beginning October 25, 2021
    ****March 2022**** Twp was informed this work would continue through Mid-April
    • Kinsley Construction, Inc.’s intends to begin construction of the bridge located on McIntosh Road over Paxton Creek beginning October 25.  The bridge will be closed during the duration of construction with the detour route shown in the image below.  The duration of the construction is anticipated to require approximately 120 days.
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  11. 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.