Hanover-area bridge replacement project to begin next week

Matt Enright
York Dispatch

PennDOT is set to begin a $1 million bridge replacement project in Penn Township next week.

Construction on the Westminster Avenue bridge — south of Hanover, between Fairview Drive and Grandview Road — will begin Aug. 15.

The work includes replacing the existing structure, retaining wall construction, guide rail installation, pavement on the approach to the bridge and other construction, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Traffic will be detoured for several months, as the construction work is expected to be completed by Nov. 18. During the work, a detour will be in place using Fairview Drive, Route 94 and Route 194. 

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The prime contractor on the $1 million project is JVI Group Inc., of York Springs.

PennDOT advised motorists to be aware for the operations, obey work zone signs and slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones for the safety of road crews as well as themselves.

The location of the project is shown in the photo below:

The location of a bridge replacement project in Penn Township, set to begin on Aug. 15.

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For more information on PennDOT news and traffic alerts in York County, visit PennDOT's District 8 website.

— Reach Matt Enright via email at menright@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @Matthew_Enright. 

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