Motorists traveling through downtown Shippensburg are experiencing a new traffic pattern on King Street.
Road work on King Street near the intersection with Prince Street began on Monday according to a post by the Shippensburg Police Department on its Facebook page.
A contractor is installing a service line in the road between 400 E. King St., near Sheetz, and Walnut Bottom Road in Shippensburg.
“In order to do this they will need to excavate on both sides of the street, while maneuvering equipment and personnel,” the post said. “This will take the street down to one lane/alternating traffic.”
Parking lanes on both sides of the street will be excavated, while equipment is expected to be in the eastbound lane, according to the post.
The traffic pattern could be in place for the next four to five weeks, as the construction shifts as progress is made.
“Since this is the ‘long’ side of lateral excavation we expect only two-three services a day (if all goes well), meaning this traffic pattern could be in place for the next four-five weeks,” police said.
The contractor, Michael F. Ronca & Sons Inc., works Monday–Thursday from 7 a.m.–4 p.m., according to the post.