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Expect slower traffic, delays due to Mulberry Street Bridge work

This map shows where traffic will be affected this week due to bridge work.

Traffic will slow down later this week at the busy intersection of Cameron and Mulberry streets in Harrisburg, as the state Department of Transportation undertakes façade work on the Mulberry Street Bridge.

According to PennDOT, a crew needs to remove concrete from beneath the arch spanning Cameron Street and from the top of the bridge piers along 10th Street westbound, as well as the two-way ramp from Mulberry Street to Cameron Street.

A recent bridge inspection showed that some sections of the concrete façade were loosening, necessitating the removal of a small section of the concrete.

“Although the concrete is not in danger of falling, the department is removing it as a precautionary measure,” according to a statement from PennDOT. “The removal of this concrete will not adversely impact the condition of the bridge.”

A crane will be used to access the work sites from the Mulberry Street Bridge, PennDOT said.

As a result, Mulberry Street will be reduced to a single lane, and Cameron Street will be reduced to single lanes in both directions from Tuesday, Jan. 14, to Thursday, Jan. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, left turns from Cameron Street northbound onto 10th Street westbound will be prohibited during work hours.

Flaggers will be used to provide traffic control, stated PennDOT.

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