SUBSCRIBE NOW
99¢ per month. Save 90%
SUBSCRIBE NOW
99¢ per month. Save 90%.

Route 616 bridge in Shrewsbury Twp. reopens

After two months of construction, the Route 616 bridge in Shrewsbury Township is open to traffic, according to a release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The re-opened Route 616/Seven Valleys Road Bridge is shown in Shrewsbury Township, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The county bridge, also known as JV-298, is the 350th of 558 to be replaced as part of The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Construction on the bridge began in September, and on Tuesday, Nov. 14, it reopened to traffic.

Its construction marked the 350th finished under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, which started in 2013, PennDOT said.

More:Construction on Shrewsbury Twp. bridge to start Sept. 11

The goal for the project is to replace 558 of the state's 3,400 structurally deficient bridges, according to a news release from PennDOT.

In York County, six of 15 deficient bridges have been replaced, according to the project's website.

According to PennDOT, crews have replaced 141 bridges in western Pennsylvania, 119 bridges in central Pennsylvania, and 90 in the eastern region of the state. For more information on the project, check its website.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser