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New Route 97 Bridge over Alloway Creek Open to Traffic

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June 29, 2018

The new bridge carrying Route 97 (Baltimore Pike) over Alloway Creek at the Germany-Mount Joy township line in Adams County, opened to two lanes of traffic at around 5:00 PM today. This bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. 

The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.  Replacement work for this bridge was performed by Walsh Construction II of Chicago, IL.

With the new bridge open, motorists may notice a slight bump as they drive across the bridge until a polyester polymer concrete (PPC) overlay is applied to the deck. This is often the final step in completing box beam bridge projects. The PPC overlay is designed to protect the deck from the wear and tear brought about by Pennsylvania’s harsh winters and reduce the long-term maintenance costs. 

The polyester material can only be applied when temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees, dry weather is forecasted and after the bridge concrete has cured for at least 30 days. An alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by flaggers when the PPC overlay is applied in July.  

To find out when the overlay will be applied to this structure, visit www.parapidbridges.com/polyesterpolymerconcreteoverlay.html. In the event of unfavorable weather, this schedule may change. Any such changes will be posted on the website.    

This bridge is referred to as JV-223 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. 

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