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All four lanes of Vine Street bridge reopened just outside Middletown

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 11/22/17

Traffic was reopened to all four lanes on the Vine Street bridge just outside Middletown on Thursday night, Nov. 16, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Since July, bridge …

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All four lanes of Vine Street bridge reopened just outside Middletown

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Traffic was reopened to all four lanes on the Vine Street bridge just outside Middletown on Thursday night, Nov. 16, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Since July, bridge traffic had been restricted to one lane in either direction so that a contractor could complete repairs to the bridge. The work also included placing a latex-modified concrete overlay on the bridge deck.

The Vine Street bridge is one of three bridges going over Route 283 that has been rehabilitated as part of an $89 million project to reconstruct six miles of Route 283 from Eisenhower Boulevard to Route 341 in Londonderry Township.

The entire project will take three years to complete. The emphasis throughout 2017 has been on preparation work on 283, and on rehabilitating the three overhead bridges.

The contractor, Hempt Brothers, already has completed repairs to the Newberry Road bridge and the Union Street bridge.

The project also includes rehabilitating eight bridges on 283 itself throughout the six-mile span, PennDOT said.