Landis Valley Road bridge restored to two way traffic


LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – The Landis Valley Road bridge has been restored to two-way traffic as of around 3:40 PM this afternoon. The bridge had been restricted to westbound traffic only for more than nine months after being damaged by a over-height load on northbound Route 222.

The Landis Valley Road Bridge was damaged on December 18, 2015, when an excavator carried on a flatbed trailer that exceeded the vertical clearance of 14 feet 5 inches struck the overhead bridge carrying Landis Valley Road.  The damage prompted PennDOT to restrict traffic crossing over the bridge to a single lane in the westbound direction only – away from the damaged beams — until repairs could be made.

PennDOT contracted with Baseline Contracting, Inc. of Coplay, Lehigh County, to repair the Landis Valley Road Bridge for $565,616. The repairs included removing and replacing two damaged bridge beams over northbound Route 222 and restoring the bridge deck and parapet.

Landis Valley Road is a local road maintained by Manheim Township, but the bridge over Route 222 is a state bridge owned and maintained by PennDOT. It was built in 1969. Average daily two-way traffic on this bridge is nearly 8,500 vehicles.