The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that starting Tuesday, Aug. 20, its contractor will begin preparatory work on a project to repair and resurface a 1.5-mile section of Route 772 from just east of the intersection of Anderson Ferry Road and Union School Road in East Donegal Township to the intersection of Marietta Avenue and Delta Street in Mount Joy Borough.
The $2,579,600 contract was awarded on June 11, 2019, to Pennsy Supply, Inc. of Annville, Lebanon County, and includes roadway base replacement, inlet adjustment and repair work, curb cut work required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, full-width milling of the top layer of asphalt, resurfacing the two-lane roadway and shoulders with a 3-inch Superpave warm-mix asphalt overlay, coordinated utility work, pavement reconstruction, sidewalk and curb installation between School Lane and New Haven Street connecting residences and businesses to the Milanof-Schock Library and public park, and installation of new signs and pavement markings. Work under this construction contract is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2020.
PennDOT advises travelers that the contractor will not restrict travel lanes on Route 772 any day between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and on Fridays between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. During working hours, motorists may encounter single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone during daylight hours as crews conduct base repair, drainage, and curb work. Eventually crews may schedule nighttime operations between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., to pave between Union School Road and School Lane.
In the Spring of 2020, a 2000-foot section of Route 772 between School Lane and New Haven Street in the borough will be closed and detoured for up to 136 days for water and sewer relocation, extensive drainage work, curb and sidewalk installation, and full-depth roadway reconstruction.
Route 772, known as Marietta Avenue in Mount Joy, averages more than 5,600 vehicles traveled daily. To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek an alternate route. Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews.