Greene Township bridge closes Tuesday
The bridge carrying Route 233 traffic over Rocky Mountain Creek south of Caledonia State Park in Greene Township closes Tuesday for a superstructure replacement project.
It will take 81 days to complete the project. A short detour will be in place using an unnamed side road and Route 30 during that time. A temporary traffic signal will be in place on Route 30 at the intersection with the unnamed road.
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This portion of Route 233, locally known as Rocky Mountain Road, averages more than 1,300 vehicles traveled daily.
PennDOT awarded the $569,000 contract on December 20, 2019, to Redrock Construction, Inc. of Lewistown Borough, Mifflin County. Work includes replacing the existing 102-year-old three-span concrete arch structure with a new two-span cast-in-place reinforced concrete slab. Approach pavement work, new guiderail, signs and pavement markings are also part of the project.
The existing Greene Township bridge, built in 1917, has a posted 15-ton weight limit. The new bridge will not have a weight limit.
The project includes roadway milling and paving work after the bridge is opened to traffic. Short-term single-lane alternating traffic patterns will be in place during that time..
Completion date for the project is October 2020 under the terms of the construction project.