Creekview Road/581 Interchange

Creekview Road/581 Interchange Signalization Project
Posted on 03/27/2019
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Creekview Road Traffic Shift Will Allow for Road, Ramp Widening
New traffic signals and turn lanes will improve traffic flow at Route 581 in Hampden Township.

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that on Monday, April 8, weather permitting, its contractor will shift traffic on Creekview Road and set new traffic patterns through the Route 581 interchange in Hampden Township, Cumberland County. 

Construction activities within the Route 581 interchange with Creekview Road have continued through the winter months including installation of erosion and sediment measures, removal of vegetation and debris from the construction site, and installation of drainage swales, pipes, and inlets. Most of this work was conducted in the shoulder area and had little traffic impact.

PennDOT advises travelers that starting April 8 motorists may encounter travel lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Crews will set safety barrels to channelize a single 10-foot lane of eastbound and westbound traffic through the work zone and delineate the turn lanes for the ramps to Route 581. Temporary concrete barrier with impact attenuators will be placed on the ramps to separate ramp traffic from the construction area. 

The $3,647,491 interchange improvement construction contract was awarded to J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County. The project includes widening Creekview Road approaching the bridge over Route 581, widening the ramps to accommodate turn lanes, and the installation of traffic signals on Creekview Road at the interchange ramps. Construction began in early October 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in late-November 2019. This timeframe includes a 30-day testing period to ensure the proper operation of the traffic signals. 

Creekview Road is a local road owned and maintained by Hampden Township, however the bridge that carries Creekview Road over Route 581 is owned and maintained by the PennDOT. This section of Creekview Road averages more than 9,000 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 construction workers.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov. 

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Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles 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 860 traffic cameras, 103 of which are in the Midstate.

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Please refer to the accompanying press release for an aerial view and project location map.
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