Six-week East Market Street closure set for Tuesday

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

York County motorists will get a reprieve, if only a brief one.

A planned six-week closure of East Market Street, a main east-west artery in the county, at the border between Springettsbury and Spring Garden townships has been postponed, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The Market Street bridge over Mill Creek was originally scheduled to close at midnight on Thursday, Sept. 22, for the start of a construction project to replace it. 

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However, a crane needed for the construction project will be unavailable at that time, so the work will now begin at midnight Tuesday, Sept. 27, PennDOT said.

With the delay, the bridge is now expected to be closed until early November, PennDOT stated. 

While the bridge is being demolished, an approximately 1½-month detour will be in place as the new bridge is constructed on an accelerated schedule.

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The East Market Street bridge seen from the south side of Mill Creek facing west in Springettsbury Township, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.  Dawn J. Sagert photo

A detour will be in place using North Sherman Street, Route 30, and North Hills Road. 

The project will consist of replacement of the bridge, approach work, guide rail updates, drainage work, ramp re-alignment, signal upgrades and other miscellaneous construction. 

Clearwater Construction, Inc., of Mercer, Pennsylvania, is the prime contractor on the $6.4 million project. Work is expected to be completed by the spring of 2023. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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