Route 116 to close south of Spring Grove

Sean Philip Cotter

Part of the main road running from Spring Grove to Hanover will be closed for several days.

Route 116, also known as York Road, will close for about six days as York Railway workers replace the railroad crossing on that road in North Codorus Township, according to a news release from the company.

The grayed-in portion of Route 116 will be closed for several days next week.

The road will be closed to traffic in both directions at the crossing from 9 a.m. Thursday, June 16, likely through the end of the day Tuesday, June 21, according to the release.

The suggested detour recommends that cars coming north turn left on Menges Mills or Iron Ridge roads off of Route 116 before the crossing, and then turn right on Old Hanover Road to get to Spring Grove. Vehicles coming south should take Old Hanover Road from the Spring Grove traffic circle to one of those roads, and then turn left onto one of them to reach Route 116.

The crossing is just north of Route 116's intersection with Ambau Road. The road will be closed only right around the crossing, so people will be able to get to homes or businesses in the area with no issue, the release states.

The release states the project will "update the existing railroad crossing."

The stretch of road carries nearly 10,900 vehicles a day, according to state Department of Transportation spokesman Greg Penny.

For almost a full year starting in May 2012, a Route 116 bridge in Spring Grove north of this crossing was closed, causing a similar detour route. During that time, PennDOT crews reconstructed a structurally deficient bridge over the Codorus Creek.

— Reach Sean Cotter or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.