PennDOT to start 29 mile high-tension cable barrier replacement project on I-81, more roads

18 August 2023- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a cable median barrier project is set to begin next week 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 this year includes roadway borings and testing for high-tension cable barrier end anchor terminals. The installation of high-tension cable barrier will begin in March of next year.  

The contractor is expected to begin work along northbound I-81 in Lebanon County.

There will be left shoulder closures, as needed, during daytime operations. All other work will be inside median and will not impact traffic.

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 March of 2025.

Green Acres Contracting Co., Inc., is the contractor on this $5,213,525 project.