Pine Hill Rd bridge over Shermans Creek in Spring Township to close Sept.19

road closed

Harrisburg, PA – The bridge that carries Pine Hill Road (State Route 3017) over Shermans Creek in Spring Township, Perry County, will close to all traffic beginning Monday, September 19. The closure is necessary for a construction

project to replace the bridge.

A little more than 180 vehicles cross this bridge on a daily basis. During the bridge closure, drivers will be directed to follow a detour utilizing Route 74, Route 850, Wagoners Road, and Falling Springs Road.

The work will be performed by Walsh Construction II. Construction is expected to be completed with the new bridge opened to traffic by late November.

Built in 1953, the current bridge has deteriorated over time and is currently classified as structurally deficient. Replacing the bridge will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to remove this bridge from its list of structurally deficient bridges in Perry County.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges statewide. Under the agreement, PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit http://www.PARapidBridges.com. The Pine Hill Road bridge is designated on the website as JV-293. JV stands for joint venture.