Bridge repairs might impede traffic on Route 30
A PennDOT project to repair the Burgs Lane bridge over Route 30 in Hellam Township begins Monday and will continue through August, according to a department of transportation news release.
The bridge, located between Hallam and Wrightsville, suffered damage last November when a tractor-trailer carrying a backhoe struck a fascia beam, forcing emergency repairs. The beam had to be removed and the bridge stabilized, but work will begin this week to replace the beam, PennDOT said.
The $265,206 project, contracted through PennDOT to Kinsley Construction Inc. of York, will force eastbound lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Monday night. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane only during such operations. In July, eastbound traffic on Route 30 will be rerouted for one to three nights while crews set the new beam. The nighttime closures will be imposed from midnight to 5 a.m., according to the news release.
Traffic during the July road closures will be rerouted via Kreutz Creek Road (Route 1014) and Route 462, as well as Ninth Street and Cool Springs Road, both of which share the designation of Route 1016. PennDOT will announce in advance the dates of the nighttime road closures.
The completion date for the project is tentatively set for the end of August.