Starting Monday April 11th the King Street Paving Work is reversing hours of operation and work will be conducted during daylight hours 7 am – 7 pm. More details can be found in the displayed press release and be on the lookout for posted signage restricting parking and slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones.
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has changed the hours of operation for the milling and paving work scheduled for Route 462 through the City of Lancaster. Route 462 is also known locally as King Street. Instead of conducting the work during the overnight hours, the contractor will be working during the daylight hours from 7 AM to 7 PM, starting Monday, April 11.
“We originally intended to start the milling and paving operations last Sunday with nighttime hours,” said Mike Keiser, PennDOT’s district executive for south central Pennsylvania,” but the very cold temperatures this week have affected our schedule, and we also have concern for conducting this type of work at night in a predominantly residential area. Though daytime traffic will be affected by this change, we think conducting the milling and paving work during the day is in everyone’s best interest.”
The project covers a 2.1-mile portion of Route 462, the milling machine will cut away a depth of about 2 ½-inches depth of the old road surface. The road will then be checked for any further pavement repairs that need to be made. When the repairs have been completed, a paving operation will follow to first apply a 1-inch leveling course asphalt, and eventually pave a 1 ½-inch wearing course of blacktop, which is the riding surface. The paving work should wrap up by early-to-mid-May.
This milling and paving work is part of a construction project that started last summer to improve Route 462 through the city. The project includes road base repair, minor drainage improvements, and curb work related to requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as the milling and resurfacing work. PennDOT has contracted New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. of New Enterprise, Pennsylvania, to conduct the highway improvement project. The contract price of $2,007,169 also includes work that was done on Route 23. The contract completion date for the project is late June of this year.