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Williamson Road Bridge Closed between Craig Rd & Castlegreen Dr
PENNDOT TO REPLACE WILLIAMSON ROAD SPAN NORTH OF GREENCASTLE; CLOSING OF THE BRIDGE OVER MUDDY RUN EXTENDED UNTIL AT LEAST AUGUST 23, 2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced a project to remove and replace the existing bridge superstructure in Antrim Township, Franklin County. This portion of Williamson Road, officially designated State Route 3002, averages more than 2,900 vehicles traveled daily.

PennDOT initially advised travelers that the Williamson Road bridge would be closed for up to 68 days but the timeframe has been extended. Until the bridge reopens on-or-after August 23, a detour which follows U.S. 11, Kauffman Road, Guitner Road, and Stone Bridge Road will be available for motorists.

PennDOT awarded the $994,930 design-build contract to Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance, Inc. of Everett, Bedford County. Work includes removing the existing 60-year-old structurally deficient three-span bridge superstructure and replacing it with a continuous steel I-beam structure, repairs to the concrete substructure, approach pavement reconstruction, new guiderail, signs and pavement markings.

Work is now expected to be completed near the end of August. The existing bridge was built in 1957. Once the superstructure is replaced and the roadway is reopened to traffic, the bridge will no longer be considered structurally deficient.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras, 94 of which are in the Midstate.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

http://www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-8/Pages/details.aspx?newsid=400

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