Creekview Road/581 Interchange

Creekview Road/581 Interchange Signalization Project
Posted on 09/27/2018
Construction Starts Soon on Improvements to Creekview Road Interchange with Route 581
- Traffic signals and turn lanes are coming to the interchange. -

Harrisburg, PA –  Prep work is underway for a construction project to improve the highway interchange between Route 581 and Creekview Road in Hampden Township, Cumberland County. The project will include the installation of traffic signals on Creekview Road where the ramps intersect the road.  Creekview Road and the interchange ramps will also be widened to accommodate turn lanes. 

PennDOT has contracted with J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Pennsylvania, to conduct the interchange improvements at a cost of $3,647,491. In addition to the roadway widening for turn lanes and the installation of traffic signals, the project includes roadway resurfacing, the installation of curb ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the construction of a storm water basin. Creekview Road is a local road owned and maintained by Hampden Township, but the bridge that carries Creekview Road over Route 581 is owned and maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 

At this time, the contractor is mobilizing and setting up its staging area. The start date for the project is Monday, October 1. The contractor will begin with select tree removal followed by the installation of erosion and sediment (E&S) measures. After the E&S measures are installed, the contractor will begin clearing and grubbing (which is the removal of vegetation and debris from the construction site), excavation, and installation of drainage items. These drainage items include drainage swales, inlets, and drainage pipes. The majority of the work is scheduled to be performed during the daylight hours. Traffic lane restrictions may occur between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM. Most is the work is expected to be in the shoulder area with little effect on traffic.

Motorists are asked to be alert to this work, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through the work zone – for their safety as well as for the safety of the construction crews.

The completion date for the project is in late November 2019. This timeframe includes a 30-day testing period to ensure the proper operation of the traffic signals.   

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