April 01, 2019
Harrisburg, PA -- Construction work for the new bridge carrying Route 30 (York Road) over Rock Creek in Gettysburg Borough and Straban Township, Adams County, will resume this week as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. PennDOT advises motorists that they may encounter periodic daylight short-term single-lane restrictions between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM with flaggers alternating traffic through the work zone as crews conduct preparatory work prior to a scheduled traffic shift. Eventually traffic will be shifted to the opposite side of the roadway and barrier will be set in place restricting the roadway to a single lane of travel in each direction, as crews remove and replace the existing span in stages. Milling and paving work may be conducted after the roadway is reopened in September 2019 to unrestricted two-way traffic under short-term single-lane alternating traffic patterns.
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.