Lane closures scheduled for I-81 in Franklin, Cumberland Counties for bridge inspections

03 April 2024- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a contractor is scheduled to inspect bridges on Interstate 81 in Cumberland and Franklin counties next week. 

Weather permitting, the northbound and southbound I-81 bridges spanning Letort Spring Run between Exit 47 (Route 34/Hanover Street) and Exit 48 (Route 74/York Road) in South Middleton Township, Cumberland County are scheduled to be inspected Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9. 

The northbound bridge will be inspected Monday. There will be alternating left shoulder and right lane closures from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM between Exit 47 and Exit 48.

The southbound bridge will be inspected Tuesday. There will be a right lane closure from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM between the exits.

Then, on Friday, April 12, the Pine Stump Road bridge spanning I-81 between Exit 20 (Route 997/Scotland) and Exit 24 (Route 696/Fayette Street) in Greene Township, Franklin County, will be inspected. There will be a right lane closure on northbound and southbound I-81 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to use caution when driving through work zones for their safety, as well as for the safety of the road crews.