Roadwork beginning on Willow Street Pike
Drivers on Willow Street Pike south of Lancaster might encounter new traffic patterns and lane restrictions this week as a state road-improvement project gets under way.
Road crews will install work-zone signs as part of the project to widen and add turn lanes on the road -- also known as Route 222 -- at its intersection with Millwood Road in West Lampeter Township, the state Department of Transportation has announced.
The $466,136 contract was awarded to Pennsy Supply of Annville. The project includes drainage pipe and inlet work, widening and reconstruction of Route 222 to accommodate a northbound left-turn lane and a southbound right-turn lane.
It also will include resurfacing, new pavement markings and barrier and sign installation.
Drivers might encounter shifted traffic patterns and short-term lane restrictions through the work zone on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews begin drainage improvements in preparation for widening and resurfacing this spring, the state said.
Travelers are advised to be alert, to obey the work-zone signs and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones.
The section of Route 222 averages 18,000 to 19,000 vehicles daily.
Work under the construction contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.