August 23, 2017
The Route 921 (East Canal Road) bridge, spanning Locust Run in Conewago Township, York County, reopened to traffic at around 4:15 PM this afternoon. This bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and allows PennDOT to remove it from the state's structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge was closed on July 10 for the replacement project. The original closure was scheduled for 75 days, but the project team was able to expedite construction and complete the project 30 days ahead of schedule. Replacement work was performed by Doli Construction Corporation.
The bridge reopened just in time for the first day of school for Northeastern York School District students who return to school on Thursday, August 24.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.
This bridge is referred to as JV-300 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.