Roadwork to Begin on Walnut Street Extension Project in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County

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EAST LAMPETER TWP, PA — Work on the Walnut Street Extension Project in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, is set to begin next week, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Weather permitting, on Monday, August 8, the contractor will begin concrete roadway widening and median replacement on Route 23 between the eastbound and westbound ramps to Route 30.

A long-term lane restriction will be in place in both directions of Route 23. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. This phase of the project is expected to be completed by October 28, 2022.

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

This multi-modal project includes extending Walnut Street as a new two-lane road from the Route 30 Interchange to a roundabout intersection with an extended Ben Franklin Boulevard connecting to Greenfield Road.

The plan also calls for a new 167-foot -long, 54-foot wide steel bridge and the construction of a section of the Greater Lancaster Heritage Pathway (GLHP) just to the east of the new road.

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The 1.2-mile-paved heritage trail will accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists and will be constructed in a manner consistent with the Lancaster Active Transportation Plan (ATP).

Kinsley Construction of York, PA is the prime contractor on this $22 million project. Work is expected to be completed by November 2023.

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