PennDOT, contractors to resume cable replacement projects on I-81

08 March 2024- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that Monday, March 18, a cable median barrier project is set to resume on multiple routes in south central Pennsylvania.

This project includes the installation of approximately 29 miles of high-tension cable barrier in the median of Interstate 81 in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Lebanon counties, Route 30 in Lancaster and York counties, and Route 222 in Lancaster County.

Work last year included roadway borings and testing for high-tension cable barrier end anchor terminals. Weather permitting, the installation of high-tension cable barrier will begin on Monday, March 18.  

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 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM.

Cable median barriers are life-saving traffic devices for use in existing medians to prevent cross-over crashes. They are one of the most-effective safety measures deployed to protect motorists on highways. 

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