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PennDOT Announces Online Plans Display for Route 1024 (Oak Hall Road) Project near Newport, Perry County


Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to an online plan display regarding the Route 1024 (Oak Hall Road) bridge rehabilitation project over Buffalo Creek in Oliver Township, Perry County. The purpose of this project is to address structural deficiencies of the bridge and provide continued safe and efficient access on Route 1024 over Buffalo Creek.

The existing two-span bridge was originally constructed in 1938 and has been deemed structurally deficient. The bridge is currently posted for 29 tons (40-ton combination). The project includes; removal and replacement of the existing deck and beams, masonry abutment and wingwall repairs, removal of existing gabion baskets and construction of a new retaining wall, as well as pavement reconstruction and guiderail replacement. The bridge will carry two 10-foot lanes and two 4-foot shoulders.

The bridge will be closed during the summer months to all traffic during construction. The proposed 6.3-mile detour will follow, PA Route 849 (Creek Road), PA Route 1009 (Milford Road), and PA Route 1024 (Oak Hall Road).

The project is currently in design and construction work is expected to take place in the 2022 construction season. The duration of construction is anticipated to last approximately 6 months. In accordance with Governor Wolf's COVID-19 mitigation efforts, a plans display will be held online only. A digital version of the information will be available to view online from February 22, 2021 to March 26, 2021.

Information, including roadway and bridge plans and an interactive comment form, can be found by visiting the PennDOT District 8 website,, clicking on Public Meetings listed under the Resources heading, and choosing the Perry County box then the tile marked Oak Hall Road.

The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project.

The project documents can be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or have special concerns that require individual attention, contact Gladis Silverio, PennDOT Project Manager, at or 717-705-6207.

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, PennDOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. If you feel that you have been denied the benefits of, or participation in a PennDOT program or activity, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, DBE/Title VI Division at 717-787-5891 or 800-468-4201.

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