The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that next week its contractor will begin daytime shoulder reconstruction in preparation for a project to remove and replace two structurally deficient bridges on U.S. 30 west of the Village of Thomasville in Jackson Township, York County. This portion of U.S. 30, known locally as Lincoln Highway West, averages between 14,000 and 16,000 vehicles traveled daily.
PennDOT awarded the $2,842,765 bridge replacement contract to Kinsley Construction, Inc. of York, York County. Work includes the removal and replacement of the two-span concrete T-beam bridge over the Little Conewago Creek just west of Thomasville and the single-span concrete slab structure over Paradise Creek at the Jackson-Paradise township line.
PennDOT advises travelers that initially they may encounter shifting traffic patterns and a single lane of travel in each direction on weekdays during daylight hours as crews reconstruct the roadway shoulders near the bridges in preparation for the long-term traffic shift while the bridges are removed and replaced in stages.
Work on these bridges is expected to be completed and the traffic restrictions removed by mid-November.
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