August 29, 2018
The reopening of the bridge carrying Route 23 (Marietta Avenue) over Chickies Creek, located at the East Donegal-West Hempfield township line in Lancaster County, has been delayed until mid-to-late-October. The bridge was previously scheduled to be completed in August. However, flooding at the bridge site has adversely affected the construction schedule.
Motorists will continue to be detoured around the bridge closure by way of Route 441 (Chickies Hill Road), Route 30, and Prospect Road (State Route 4001) until the new bridge opens.
In the event of more unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may still change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-253 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.