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Jan. 10, 2018
News Release Regarding Road Improvements at Rte 72 and Rocherty Road Intersection

Prep Work Underway for Project to Improve Route 72 Intersection with Rocherty Road

-- Early work involves clearing trees and other vegetation. --

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation this week has begun prep work for a $4.7-million project to improve the Route 72 intersection with Rocherty Road in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County. The improvements will include enlarging and reconstructing the intersection to provide for turn lanes on the roadway approaches and upgrading the traffic signal system.

The prep work this week involves staking out the limits of the project and the right-of-way boundaries. On Wednesday, the contractor anticipates starting a tree trimming operation. This work should not impact traffic other than a short-term flagging operation, if needed, to unload equipment. Once the tree trimming is complete, the contractor will turn the project over to utility companies to move overhead utility lines. The contractor plans on returning in April to begin construction.

PennDOT has contracted with Kinsley Construction, Inc. of York, Pennsylvania, to conduct the intersection improvement project at a cost of $4,739,406. The contract includes roadway reconstruction and widening, milling and resurfacing to add turn lanes, the installation of new traffic signals and a signal interconnect system, new highway signs and pavement markings, curbing, guiderail, inlets, pipes, and stormwater management facilities. The overall project is scheduled to be substantially complete by the end of 2019.