PennDOT crews to mill, repair US-15NB in Adams County this week

15 April 2024- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a contractor is scheduled to mill ramps this week on northbound Route 15 in Adams County. This work is part of a 14.8-mile pavement preservation project on northbound Route 15 in Freedom, Cumberland, Mounty Joy and Straban townships.

Weather permitting, this work will begin Monday, April 15. The contractor will begin milling the northbound Route 15 off-ramp to Steinwehr Avenue, then work northward through the week to the other ramps within the project limits. Work will begin each day at approximately 8:30 AM and will continue during daylight hours. The ramps will remain open but there will be traffic shifts while this work is performed.

A left lane restriction currently is in place on northbound Route 15 from Mile Marker 5 to Mile Marker 10 near Gettysburg so concrete pavement patching, shoulder paving and guiderail upgrades can be performed. This restriction will remain in place until early May, after which the right lane will be closed for this work.

This work is part of a 14.8-mile pavement preservation project that includes diamond grinding, milling and overlaying ramps and shoulders, guide rail replacement, pipe replacement, and other miscellaneous activities on Route 15 in Freedom, Cumberland, Mounty Joy and Straban townships, Adams County. 

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. 

This is also a reminder that a weekend closure for northbound and southbound Route 15 is scheduled for the weekend beginning Friday, April 19, so a pipe can be replaced just south of the Steinwehr Avenue Exit near Gettysburg. 

Weather permitting, this work will be performed from 9:00 PM Friday, April 19, through 6:00 AM Monday, April 22. A detour will be in place. In the event of inclement weather, this work will be performed during the same hours the weekend of April 26-29.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., of New Enterprise, PA, is the contractor on this $ 8,318,599 project. All work is expected to be completed by February 19, 2025.