May 31, 2017
The Stony Hill Road (State Route 2020) bridge, which spans Big Beaver Creek in Eden Township, Lancaster County, reopened to traffic today. 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 original closure was scheduled for 75 days, but the project team was able to expedite construction and complete the project five days ahead of schedule.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Wednesday, May 31. Replacement work was performed by Walsh Construction II.
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-279 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.
Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Rory McGlasson, 484-408-0284.