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Bridge over Conoy Creek to be replaced starting this week

Posted 7/11/18

Starting Friday, July 13, weather permitting, the bridge over Conoy Creek on Route 230 in Elizabethtown will be closed for up to 14 days to remove and replace the existing span, PennDOT …

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Bridge over Conoy Creek to be replaced starting this week

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Starting Friday, July 13, weather permitting, the bridge over Conoy Creek on Route 230 in Elizabethtown will be closed for up to 14 days to remove and replace the existing span, PennDOT says.

During the period, Route 230 will be closed to through traffic between Hummelstown Street and Mechanics Alley in Elizabethtown.

A signed detour will redirect traffic  using Route 743, Linden Avenue, Hanover Street and Hershey Road, 283 East, Cloverleaf Road, and South Market Street in Elizabethtown.

Before the scheduled closure, motorists should be alert to single-lane restrictions in the area between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. as construction crews are preparing the bridge for demolition and replacement.

The existing Conoy Creek bridge was built in 1911 and is considered structurally deficient, PennDOT says. In February PennDOT awarded a $1.13 million contract to Clearwater Construction Inc. of Mercer County to demolish and replace the bridge.

The contractor started work June 11 and is scheduled to finish by the end of August.

The portion of Route 230, known locally as North Market Street, averages more than 14,200 vehicles a day, PennDOT says.

Motorists can check conditions on Route 230 and other state roads at www.511PA.com.