March 11, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Construction work to fully replace the bridge carrying Route 30 (York Road) over Rock Creek in Gettysburg Borough and Straban Township, Adams County, has been postponed because of cold weather site conditions. Construction crews will return to work in early-to-mid April when warmer weather and no rain is predicted to complete paving work for stage one of the project. Crews will then begin stage two of the project, with the bridge scheduled to be fully completed in mid-to-late July. This bridge is being replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
What this means for motorists is that traffic will continue to be maintained with one-lane of traffic traveling eastbound and westbound through the work zone until the construction of the new bridge is completed this summer.
This bridge is referred to as JV-220 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.