PennDOT Road Work – Lititz Borough – Woodcrest Ave & Orange St (Rt 772)

Tree trimming, base repair, and ADA curb work scheduled in advance of asphalt paving.

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that starting Wednesday, June 26, its contractor will begin preparatory work on a project to repair and resurface two roads in Lititz Borough: a .36-mile section of Woodcrest Avenue from the intersection with General Sutter Avenue to Route 501, Broad Street in Lititz Borough;  and a .52-mile section of Route 772, Orange Street in Lititz from the intersection with Campus Drive and West 2nd Avenue to the intersection with Route 501.

The $676,257 contract was awarded on March 20, 2019, to Pennsy Supply, Inc. of Annville, Lebanon County, and includes tree trimming, roadway base repair, curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, inlet adjustment and repair work, curb-to-curb removal of the top layer of asphalt, resurfacing the roadway with a 3-inch Superpave warm-mix asphalt overlay, and installation of new signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2019.

PennDOT advises travelers that the contractor will not restrict travel lanes on Route 772, Route 501, or Woodcrest Avenue any day between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and on Fridays between 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM. During working hours, motorists may encounter lane shifts and single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone during daylight hours as crews conduct drainage and base repair work then remove the top layer of asphalt. Eventually crews may schedule nighttime operations between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM, to conduct paving operations later this summer.

Route 772 or Orange Street in Lititz averages 3,750 vehicles traveled daily. Woodcrest Avenue, officially designated as State Route 4022, averages more than 5,600 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route.

Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews.

Mike Crochunis
PennDOT Engineering District 8

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