July 10, 2017
The reopening of theMontsera Road bridge, spanning Yellow Breeches Creek in Dickinson Township in Cumberland County, has been delayed.
Construction started on May 8 and was anticipated to be completed in mid-July. However, due to unforeseen geological conditions with limestone rock that required extensive drilling, the bridge is now anticipated to reopen by the end of August. While the bridge is still closed, motorists are directed to follow a detour along Route 174 (Walnut Bottom Road), Route 233 (Centerville Road), and Pine Road.
Montsera Road is officially designated as State Route 3019. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from the state’s list of structurally deficient bridges.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may still change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-242 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.