Traffic on Cornwall Road is expected to be shifted this week as part of a project to realign the intersection of Cornwall with Wilhelm Avenue and eliminate a dogleg with York Street.

The work zone lies within both the City of Lebanon and North Cornwall Township, according to a June 3 release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The intersection is heavily used by motorists traveling to and from the city, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lebanon Plaza Mall, the Lebanon Expo Center, Route 72, a major healthcare complex, and the Lebanon High School campus.

H&K Group Inc. of Skippack is the contractor on this $1,842,599 project.

Planning for the project began in 2016. Work commenced in October 2023, when a residence at 1320 Cornwall Road was demolished to make way for the realignment.

For this portion of the project, PennDOT says the shift to the southbound side of the road – which is expected to happen on Wednesday, June 5, weather permitting – is necessary to allow for full depth reconstruction on the northbound side.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane under flagging while the shift is being implemented, PennDOT said in the release. Once the shift is completed, one lane of traffic will be open in each direction on Cornwall Road.

During the course of the project, PennDOT said, there may be traffic disruptions and single lane patterns under flagging Mondays through Thursdays after 8:30 a.m., and on Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution through the work zone, PennDOT spokesman Dave Thompson said.

At some point later this year, the road will be closed briefly for paving.

The project includes the realignment of Wilhelm Avenue to create a four-way signalized intersection with York Street and Cornwall Road, as well as sidewalk connectivity improvements, ADA compliant curb ramps, bike lane accommodations, drainage improvements, lighting, and other miscellaneous construction. All work is expected to be completed by Sept. 11.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting, by downloading the 511PA smartphone application or by calling 5-1-1.

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