Harrisburg Pike in East Hempfield Township

PennDOT is starting a project to repair and resurface Harrisburg Pike in East Hempfield Township.

An East Hempfield Township road will be repaired and resurfaced in a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project that started Monday.

Work will be done on a 1.5 mile section of Harrisburg Pike between Old State Road and McGovernville Road (Route 741).

About 6,000 vehicles travel the road daily. Lanes won't be restricted during busy commuting hours between 6 and 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 and 6 p.m., according to PennDOT.

At other times Harrisburg Pike will be restricted to a single lane with flaggers guiding traffic.

The $802,777 project should wrap up by the end of September, PennDOT said. It includes installing ADA-ramps, minor drainage improvement and base repair. The old asphalt surface will be removed and repaved with new blacktop

Milling and repaving work will likely be done between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Motorists are asked to be alert, to obey work zone signs and to slow down when traveling through the area for safety, PennDOT said.