Thursday, December 1, 2022

New Traffic Signal Activated On Route 143 At I-64 East Off-Ramp

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YORK—Ahead of the scheduled end-of-year completion for the I-64 Widening Segment III Project, motorists are benefiting from one of the project’s latest safety improvements, a new signalized intersection. On November 18, crews activated the newly installed traffic signal located on Route 143 (Merrimac Trail) at the I-64 east off-ramp (exit 238) in York County. Motorists are reminded to be alert to the new traffic pattern at the intersection and travel with care throughout the rest of the project work zone still under construction. 

The new signal is necessitated by the opening of all three newly completed eastbound travel lanes between Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234) and Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242). Because of these updates, motorists on I-64 east will begin to experience safer, improved travels just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

This significant milestone of the I-64 Widening Segment III Project adds an additional six miles of interstate widening and improvements to the two miles previously opened eastbound last June, as well as connects to the nearly 13 miles previously widened through the first and second I-64 Widening Project Segments completed in 2017 and 2019.

Crews are working towards the full opening of the remaining eight miles of travel lanes westbound—including the remaining portion of the new westbound Queens Creek bridge—scheduled to open as early as mid-week this week.

Following the openings of the third travel lanes in each direction, lane closures may continue to take place as needed to finish final construction and maintenance items over the next few weeks.

To learn more about the I-64 Widening Segment III Project, please visit:

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