Perry County: Horse Valley Road bridge replacement

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The PennDOT invites the public to an online plans display about a proposed bridge replacement project on Horse Valley Road.  The project involves replacement of two existing structures along Horse Valley Road in Toboyne Township, Perry County. Each has dual corrugated metal pipe culverts.

About 1,000 feet separate the existing structures over Horse Valley Run, located roughly 3.75 miles south of East Waterford. Concrete box culverts will replace the existing metal pipe culverts. The project addresses structural deficiencies in the pipe culverts; and it provides continued safe and efficient crossing of Horse Valley Road over Horse Valley Run. 

Replacement of the existing deficient structures built in 1969 is part of the project; in addition to minor roadway reconstruction of Horse Valley Road. The box culverts are designed with a width of 24 feet to accommodate two 10-foot travel lanes and 2-foot shoulders. The bridges will be fitted with protective guiderail.

The project includes closure of culverts and the roadway section in between to all traffic for about four months during construction. The proposed detour is 20.7 miles long and consists of PA-75 (Tuscarora Valley Road).

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The project is currently in the design phase. Construction should take place in the late 2022 to mid 2023 construction seasons. A 30-day online plans display instead of public meetings meets Gov. Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Work on this project follows Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan; including protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

How to participate

Information, including roadway and bridge plans and an interactive comment form, is available on the PennDOT District 8 website. Click on Public Meetings  listed under the Resources heading, and choose the Perry County box, then the tile marked Horse Valley Road over Horse Valley Run. 

The purpose is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. It is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project’s potential effect upon Cultural Resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The project documents are available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or have special concerns that require individual attention, contact Kyle Kreiser, PennDOT Project Manager, at [email protected], or 717-787-5448.

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