I-83, Route 124 Traffic Shifts to Allow for Reconstruction
Route 124 motorists will use newly constructed ramp to access I-83 South
Starting Wednesday night, September 6, new traffic patterns will be put in place for the southbound lanes of Interstate 83 near Exit 18 for Route 124, Mount Rose Avenue, east of the City of York in Springettsbury Township, York County.

Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., crews will restrict southbound I-83 traffic to a single lane, reset concrete barrier and shift I-83 traffic south of Route 124 to the west.

Route 124 traffic will also be shifted to the north. In the coming weeks, crews will shift northbound I-83 traffic to the west, creating a work zone on the east side of the highway to allow reconstruction of the interstate and bridges.

As part of the southbound I-83 and Route 124 traffic switch, the existing ramp from Route 124 to I-83 South will be permanently closed and a newly constructed on-ramp, approximately 350 feet west of the existing ramp, will be opened to traffic.

During this phase of construction, traffic on westbound Route 124 will no longer turn left onto the ramp to I-83 South due to the lack of width or the availability of a left turn lane on Route 124.

Motorists headed west on Route 124 to I-83 South will instead turn right onto a temporary ramp, travel west on the newly constructed access road, turn left onto the newly constructed Greenhill Road Extension, turn left onto Route 124 East, then turn right onto the ramp to I-83 South.

This work is part of the $58.3 million contract to reconstruct and widen 1.3 miles of I-83 and rebuild the Exit 18 interchange. The reconfigured ramps will include two new loop ramps on the south side of the interchange which will eliminate the existing left turns from Route 124 East to I-83 North and from I-83 South to Route 124 East.