REMINDER: I-81 work in Cumberland County will restrict southbound lanes

19 April 2024- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the lane restrictions planned for this weekend on northbound and southbound Interstate 81 near Carlisle in Cumberland County will be in place on southbound I-81 tonight only. No restrictions will be in place for the remainder of the weekend.

Weather permitting, there will be a right lane closure from 8:00 PM tonight Friday, April 19, to 6:00 AM tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, on southbound I-81 from Mile 53.5 to Mile 55, which is about midway between the Route 11 and Route 114 exits. There will be no lane restrictions for the remainder of the weekend due to increased traffic expected for a local event in the Carlisle area.

Work in the northbound right lane of I-81 will be rescheduled. Work in the left lanes on this section of I-81 is scheduled for 8:00 PM Friday May 3, to 6:00 AM Monday, May 5, weather permitting.

Lane restrictions for concrete pavement testing on I-81 in the Carlisle area will continue weeknights for the next several weeks. Weather permitting, nighttime lane closures will continue from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM Sunday through Thursday nights in both the northbound and southbound directions of I-81 from Mile 47.2 to Mile 52.2., which is approximately from Route 34/Hanover Street to just north of the Route 11 interchange. 

This work is part of a 12.85-mile resurfacing project that consists of milling, base replacement, concrete pavement patching, minor drainage, ADA ramps, paving, traffic counter site repair and other miscellaneous construction on Interstate 81 from Route 15/Enola in East Pennsboro Township, to Route 581/Lambs Gap Road in Hampden Township.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., of New Enterprise, PA, is the prime contractor on this $24.5 million project.