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Bridge replacement projects in Perry County

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PennDOT plans three major bridge replacement projects in Perry County next year. The public can review plans for the projects and provide input online through September 10.

The bridge replacement projects are currently in the design phase. Construction work will take place in the 2024 construction season.

Information, including roadway and bridge plans and an interactive comment form, can be found by visiting PennDOT District 8; then clicking on Public Meetings listed under the Resources heading, and choosing the Perry County box then the appropriate tile.

Project documents are available in alternative languages or formats if requested. Marwa Said, PennDOT Project Manager, is the contact for the projects (msaid@pa.gov or 717-783-3773).

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Route 34 Bridge Replacement Project

This bridge is located over Trout Run in Centre Township, Perry County. The project addresses structural deficiencies of the bridge; and it provides continued safe and efficient crossing of Route 34 over Trout Run.

PennDOT will replace the existing bridge with a two-cell, precast concrete box culvert. To avoid a lengthy detour during construction, a temporary roadway will be constructed.

Proposed traffic control measures include:

  • The construction of a single-lane temporary roadway upstream of the existing bridge with traffic maintained by a temporary traffic signal.

Once the culvert is installed, traffic will be maintained in a single lane pattern on Route 34 with a temporary traffic signal while the half-width construction of the roadway is completed. Seiders Road will close during the use of the temporary traffic signals.

A digital version of the information will be available to view online from August 11, 2022, to September 10, 2022.

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Route 274 bridge replacement

This bridge is located over Montour Creek in Spring Township, roughly 5.5 miles west of New Bloomfield, PA. The purpose of this project is to address structural deficiencies of the bridge and provide continued safe and efficient crossing of Route 274 over Montour Creek.

The project consists of:

  • Replacing the 101-year-old reinforced concrete slab bridge, approach pavement, guide rail, drainage, signing, and pavement markings.

The project calls for a wider roadway width to include two 11-foot lanes and 4-foot shoulders. The Route 274 bridge is located just east of Elliottsburg near the intersection of Limestone Ridge Road. One lane of traffic will be maintained during construction. Construction will include half-width staging and a temporary traffic signal. PennDOT anticipates an 8-month construction duration.

The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project.

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Route 850 (Landisburg Road) bridge project

This bridge is located over an unnamed tributary to Sherman Creek in Carroll Township, Perry County. The project addresses structural deficiencies of the bridge and provide continued safe and efficient crossing of Route 850 (Landisburg Road) over an unnamed tributary to Sherman Creek. 

PennDOT will replace the existing bridge with a Precast Concrete Box Culvert. To avoid a lengthy detour during construction, a temporary two-lane roadway will be constructed downstream of the existing bridge. The temporary roadway will connect existing Route 850 to Route 34 intersection. Motorists should expect the closure of a portion of Dromgold Drive (T-401) during construction between Route 850 and the Grace Evangelical Christian Church. The church will be accessible from Pisgah State Road during construction.

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