December 05, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – The reopening of the new bridge carrying Route 340 (Old Philadelphia Pike) over Pequea Creek in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, has been delayed. Construction was anticipated to be completed in late December. However, due to bad weather - and unforeseen geological conditions with limestone rock that required extensive drilling - the new bridge is now anticipated to open in early-to-mid January 2019.
Drivers will continue to follow a detour along Route 897 (White Horse Road), Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) and Route 10 (Octorara Trail) until construction is completed.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may still change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-256 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.