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City Project to Fix Sycamore Street Bridge Will Affect Access to PennDOT License and Registration Facilities in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA – A bridge repair project starting in February by the City of Harrisburg will affect access for the next few months to PennDOT’s main driver licensing and vehicle registration facilities at the south end of Harrisburg. On Wednesday, February 1, the city is scheduled to start a repair project on the Sycamore Street bridge over the railroad tracks between South Cameron Street and South Front Street. The project will take approximately 12 weeks to complete and involves replacing the existing metal joints in the bridge with new ones. The bridge will remain open to traffic during this project, but motorists will be restricted to a single lane, and temporary traffic signals will control and alternate the direction of traffic over the bridge and through the work zone. Pedestrian access will also be maintained.
Sycamore Street is the major road connection for the Riverfront Office Complex, where PennDOT operates its main driver and vehicle customer service facility.
Sycamore Street is one of two roads leading to PennDOT’s facilities at the Riverfront Office Complex. The other one is South Front Street. However, South Front Street is a one-way road leading to the complex.  All traffic must leave the complex by way of Sycamore Street.
As an alternative to driving to the facilities in Harrisburg, PennDOT offers online services for driver licensing and vehicle registrations.
Additionally, all noncommercial driver skills tests scheduled during the period of construction will be given at the Carlisle Driver License Center located at Stonehedge Square, 950 Walnut Bottom Road.  All commercial driving skills tests during construction have been reassigned to the Chambersburg Driver License Center located at Franklin Center, 1320 Lincoln Highway East.

Find out more on this city project.