May 16, 2018
Construction work for the new bridge carrying Route 322 over Middle Creek will resume next week as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. This bridge is located at the Elizabeth-Clay township line in Lancaster County. The single-lane traffic restriction with traffic signals controlling the direction of motorists through the work zone went into effect last August and was originally scheduled to wrap up by the end of February. However, flooding during the winter and environmental restrictions prohibiting in-stream construction temporarily halted construction activity this spring until this time of year. The bridge work should now be completed and traffic restored to two lanes before the start of school in late August.
This bridge is referred to as JV-255 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.