HARRISBURG, Pa.– Route 372 between Georgetown and Christiana in eastern Lancaster County was closed to through traffic on Tuesday, May 31, for a construction project to replace two bridge structures in Sadsbury Township. A little more than 1,100 vehicles travel this portion of Route 372 on a daily basis. An official signed detour directs through traffic around the road closure by way of Route 896 and Noble Road (State Route 2009).
PennDOT has contracted the H & K Group, Inc. of Skippack, Pennsylvania, to replace the two bridges that cross over Buck Run at a cost of $1,358,372. Both bridges were originally built in 1919 and are currently classified as structurally deficient (SD).
The bridges are being replaced in sequence. Work has begun on demolishing the concrete structure located between Buck Run Road and Gap Road. It will be replaced an adjacent box beam bridge. When this bridge is finished in late summer, the other concrete bridge located a short distance east of Gap Road will be closed and demolished and replaced by box culvert. The overall project is scheduled to be completed by mid-to-late September.
SOURCE: PennDOT Traffic Advisory