March 21, 2018
The scheduled restoration of the Route 322 bridge to two lanes of traffic over Middle Creek at the Elizabeth-Clay township line in Lancaster County has been postponed until the end of summer. The bridge was previously scheduled to be completed and fully reopened by this spring. However, winter flooding at the bridge site has adversely affected the construction schedule. In addition, since Middle Creek is a stocked trout stream, environmental restrictions prohibit in-stream construction activity from mid-March to mid-June. Construction work will resume at the end of spring and the bridge is now scheduled to be restored to two lanes of traffic in late August.
What this means for motorists is that traffic will continue to be limited to a single lane through the work zone, controlled by temporary traffic signals, until the bridge work is completed and traffic restored to two lanes 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.