I-83 Current Projects

East shore noise wall

I-83 East Shore Section 1

Preliminary engineering and environmental studies began in August 2006 on this section of I-83 between the junction with I-81 and Derry Street, which is just to the north of the Eisenhower Interchange. Since approval of the Environmental Clearance document on July 8, 2014, the project has moved into final design and the right-of-way acquisition process. Work on the corridor has been split into two separate construction contracts, with the first contract involving the replacement of the three overhead bridges in the corridor beginning in June 2016.


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Eisenhower interchange from the air

I-83 East Shore Section 2

EISENHOWER INTERCHANGE
In February 2016, PennDOT selected a consultant team to perform preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the development of Section 2 which extends from just south of Union Deposit Road, through the Eisenhower Interchange to 29th Street. The proposed improvements which include the widening of I-83 to three lanes in each direction, will be based on the concepts presented in the I-83 Master Plan document. Field surveys, traffic data collection and identification of environmental resources within the corridor are expected to begin later in 2016.


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I-83 near 29th St.

I-83 East Shore Section 3

In February 2016, PennDOT selected a consultant team to perform preliminary engineering and environmental studies for the development of Section 3 which extends from west of the Eisenhower Interchange near 29th Street to just east of the Susquehanna River. The proposed improvements will be based on the concepts presented in the I-83 Master Plan document and include widening of existing I-83 from four lanes to six lanes. Field surveys, traffic data collection and identification of environmental resources within the corridor are expected to begin later in 2016.


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I-83 traffic at rush hour

I-83 Master Plan

The I-83 Master Plan Study focused on transportation planning for the section of I-83 from the New Cumberland Exit to the junction of I-81, a distance of 11 miles. The study identified specific projects, such as the improvements to certain interchanges, that can be programmed and scheduled into PENNDOT’s highway planning process. The overall goal of the I-83 Master Plan is to preserve the quality of life and to promote economic viability in the Harrisburg area by providing an effective transportation plan for the I-83 corridor.


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