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Two bridges to be replaced on Route 30

Alyssa Pressler
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  • Two bridges in Jackson Township will be replaced this summer.
  • The bridges are on Lincoln Highway, a busy route for York County.
  • PennDOT estimates the construction will be complete by mid-November.

Some York County residents' commutes might be longer this summer as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation replaces two bridges on Route 30 in Jackson Township.

The Little Conewago Creek bridge, which sits on Route 30 just west of Thomasville, will be replaced over the summer.  Amanda J. Cain photo

According to a news release from PennDOT, two bridges that have been deemed structurally deficient will be replaced throughout the summer, which may cause changes in traffic in that area.

The bridges are on Route 30 west of Thomasville — spans over the Little Conewago Creek just west of the village and over Paradise Creek at the Jackson-Paradise township line, according to PennDOT.

The Paradise Creek bridge, which is on Route 30 at the Jackson-Paradise township line, will be under construction until mid-November.  Amanda J. Cain photo

Construction will begin next week and last until mid-November, according to the news release. The $2.8 million replacement will be done by Kinsley Construction Inc., a local construction company.

While the company is working, Yorkers might face shifting traffic patterns and single lanes of travel in each direction, according to the release. Most work will be done on weekdays during daylight hours.

According to the release, crews will begin by reconstructing roadway shoulders, which drivers will use while the bridges are removed and replaced in stages.