Hummelstown, Pennsylvania – Beginning mid-March, the section of Waltonville Road between Wood Road and Route 322 will close for the construction of a roundabout.
The Master Plan Project approved in 2019 calls for the construction of a roundabout that will connect Waltonville Road with West End Avenue (currently under construction) and the service road for Route 322. From the roundabout, West End Avenue will continue to Bullfrog Valley Road at the intersection of Life Lion Drive at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Alternatives to the temporary closure of Waltonville Road during construction were explored; however, due to elevation grade changes needed for the new roadways and general safety issues, they were not feasible. The crossing of the Jonathan Eshenour trail will also be temporarily closed. These temporary closures are unavoidable.
From approximately mid-March through November, drivers will be directed to detour along Wood Road, Middletown Road and Route 322 to avoid the closure. Please refer to the detour map for the alternative route(s). On road signage will also be provided.
The Hershey West End community will be built on 245 acres, in multiple phases. The first phase of the community will include retail, restaurants, office, apartment homes, and 55+ living.