Rabbit Transit detours three routes in advance of bridge work

Matt Enright
York Dispatch

Rabbit Transit will implement detours for three of its routes beginning Sunday in anticipation of construction on the East Market Street bridge.

Routes 1E, 12 and 33 will be detoured, according to a news release from the transit authority.

Those who ride those routes are advised to plan for additional travel time when planning trips due to potential traffic congestion, according to Rabbit Transit. The detours are being implemented to allow drivers and riders time to familiarize themselves with the detour routes before the construction begins at the end of the month.

“By starting detours early and working closely with PennDOT to understand the project timeline, rabbittransit is working to effectively respond to the road closure in this extremely high traffic zone,” Executive Director Rich Farr said in a written statement. 

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In light of the construction, the York Stop Hopper zone will temporarily expand to cover a portion of Market Street east of I-83, and fares will be adjusted to reflect the fixed route rate of $1.60 as an attempt to fill the transportation gap created by the detour.

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

The $6.4 million project will replace the East Market Street bridge over Mill Creek and will close the road between Belmont Street and North Hills Road for five weeks beginning Sept. 26, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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To stay up to date with information on Rabbit Transit detours and routes, visit www.rabbittransit.org/ and sign up for rider alerts via text message, email or phone call. In addition, visit Rabbit Transit's Facebook page.

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

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