Southbound I-83 closed near Shrewsbury for pipe repair

March 01, 2014|By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun

A portion of Interstate 83 southbound will be closed near the Maryland and Pennsylvania border through the weekend as crews work to repair a deteriorating pipe, Pennsylvania transportation officials said.

The highway will be closed between Exit 4 for Shrewsbury, Pa and the Maryland line and drivers will be detoured. Transportation officials had intended to close only one of the two lanes for the repair of the pipe, but found a 8-foot-by-13-inch gap under the road when they arrived. Both lanes are now closed, and DOT officials hope to reopen the road by Sunday night.

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