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Maryland contractor gets $58M Mount Rose interchange contract

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PennDOT has awarded a contract to Cherry Hill Construction to undertake a four-year overhaul of Interstate 83's Mount Rose interchange south of downtown York, the contractor said Monday in a news release from parent company Tutor Perini Corp.

Jessup, Md.-based Cherry Hill Construction’s approximately $58.3 million bid was the lowest of six bids submitted, said Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation spokesman Greg Penny.

The project is scheduled to begin before the end of the month and should continue until summer 2018, Penny said. It includes an entire rebuild of the intersection, a widening of Interstate 83 for about 1.2 miles, a reconstruction and widening of Mount Rose Avenue and Camp Betty Washington Road, the reconstruction of Green Hill Road, six new and reconfigured interchange ramps, and new traffic signalization that is adaptive to traffic volumes, he said.

The overall cost of the project, including engineering costs, is estimated to be $91.2 million, he said.

All Interstate 83 lanes and ramps at the interchange should remain open this year despite the construction, with the exception of possible nighttime lane closures, he said. There will be lane shifts and short-term flagging operations on Mount Rose Avenue and Haines Road.

PennDOT’s aims to keep two-lane traffic open on Interstate 83 throughout the duration of the four-year project, he said.

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