July 25, 2018 Update: Due to the road closure and detour with Penn Dot’s North Market Street bridge construction project, there has been an increase in traffic problems associated with truck traffic on local streets and alleys. The approved detour routes for small vehicles and pedestrians are posted with orange signs. The approved detour for large trucks does not follow the same route. Large trucks are directed to detour using the Penn Dot designed route on Rte. 283 to bypass the construction. The residential side streets are not designed or configured to handle commercial vehicles to this extent, and it is causing the trucks to have problems navigating through our neighborhoods. The Borough management and the police department are in continuous contact with the Penn Dot representatives to keep on top of the delays and the progress, but we are also asking for assistance from the motoring public as we all deal with this inconvenience together.
If any residents have concerns, they are encouraged to contact the Elizabethtown Police at 717-367-6540. We want to thank residents for their patience and assistance.
July 24, 2018 Update: Due to weather conditions, the construction project is delayed. According to Penn Dot, the N. Market Street road closure and detour, initially expected to last approximately two weeks, is extended. Further details will be provided at a later date as the construction progress is evaluated and weather permits.
July 13, 2018 Update: As of this morning the road has been closed. This closure will last approximately two weeks depending on conditions, and work is authorized for 24 hours a day / seven days a week. The official detour is Rt. 283. For additional information on the project please see PennDOT's most recent news release.
June 27, 2018 Update: It is anticipated that the road closure will begin on July 13, 2018. This will last approximately two weeks depending on conditions, and work is authorized for 24 hours a day / seven days a week. The official detour is Rt. 283.
June 5, 2018: The contractor is mobilizing beginning June 11th. Anytime after June 11th work will begin with the drilling of support structures. During this time, a single lane of traffic will be maintained and pedestrian detours. After July 4th, work will require complete road closure. This will last approximately two weeks depending on conditions, and work is authorized for 24 hours a day / seven days a week. The official detour is Rt. 283. Project completion is expected mid-August.