Work is scheduled to resume next week on a project to install approximately 29 miles of high-tension cable barriers in the medians of three major highways in south-central Pennsylvania.

In Lebanon County, that means construction along Interstate 81, according to a statement from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Weather permitting, installation is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 18, PennDOT said in the release. Green Acres Contracting Co. is the contractor on this $5,213,525 project.

According to federal highway studies, crossover crashes are reduced by 92 percent in locations where high-tension cable median barriers have been installed. Members of Lebanon County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization voted in favor of their installation in 2023.

Work last year work included roadway borings and testing for high-tension cable barrier end anchor terminals.

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PennDOT spokesman DaveThompson said in the press release that the project this year includes installing barriers in the medians of I-81 in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Lebanon counties, Route 30 in Lancaster and York counties, and Route 222 in Lancaster County.

The contractor is expected to begin work along I-81 from about 2.5 miles south of Exit 77 (Route 39/Manada Hill/Hershey) in Dauphin County to Exit 90 (Route 72/Lebanon) in Lebanon County.

There will be left shoulder closures, as needed, during daytime operations. All other work will be inside median and will not impact traffic. Should a lane closure be needed, it will be at night between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

All work is expected to be completed by the May of 2025.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts.

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