A portion of Old York Road in Fairview Township that has been closed since April for a bridge replacement project is expected to re-open to traffic Thursday.
The bridge over the Turnpike is to re-open at 3 p.m., according to a news release from the state's Turnpike Commission.
Contractors worked on a compressed schedule to re-open the roughly half mile stretch of road that carries 8,000 motorists a day.
The replacement project was part of a larger $75 million project, expected to start in the spring and finish in the fall of 2016, to widen the Turnpike from four to six lanes between milemarkers 242 and 245. The bridge had to be replaced to accommodate the wider highway, the commission said.
Some additional work on Old York Road must be completed but traffic will be maintained as that work is done.