Busy summer of construction projects on tap in Middletown

Heavy equipment, workers in hard hats, orange signs, yellow tape, and construction vehicles will be familiar sites this summer in Middletown as a host of major projects get underway.

Project Links
  • Route 230 Infrastructure
  • Route 230 Paving
  • Route 230 Bridge
  • Downtown Streetscape
  • Turnpike Bridge
  • The outcome will be worth the hassles. Improved infrastructure; smooth, new road surfaces; bigger, safer bridges, and an attractive downtown ready to invite revitalization all await.

    To be certain, there are bound to be moments of frustration. Detours will be plentiful. Trips that usually take five minutes might take 15.

    But as those old PennDOT road construction signs once proclaimed, these will be temporary inconveniences for permanent improvements.

    By the end of it all, the result will be long overdue enhancements to Borough roads, sewers, and water mains, along with a pair of new crossings over the Swatara Creek. For good measure, throw in some sound barriers along the Turnpike that will make backyard barbecues just a little more serene.

    We will use this section to provide updates, as warranted, as the many projects move along.


    Downtown streetscape enhancements set to get underway
    Contractor to fix street cuts on Main St.; PennDOT paving prep gets underway
    Turnpike bridge update 10-28-2015
    Days of detours become days of the past for Main Street
    Main Street infrastructure project nears completion
    Main Street to be open Fourth of July weekend
    Contractor: Project is on schedule
    Innovative technique will save money, speed 230 project



    Route 230
    Turnpike Bridge