Harrisburg, PA – The original intent was to close the Route 230 bridge over Conoy Creek between Hummelstown Street and Winnemore Alley In Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, for two weeks, replace it with a box culvert, and reopen the road on July 30. Unfortunately, three issues have arisen that will extend the closure and detour for several weeks. The detour utilizes Linden Avenue, Hanover Street, Hershey Road, Route 283, and Cloverleaf Road.
The first issue deals with additional shoring that was not anticipated and needed to be installed. The second deals with an error in the placement of some of the micro-pilings that needs to be corrected. And the third deals with flooding from the last five days of rain. We need to wait for the water to recede so that the contractor can assess what damage has occurred and address it. We estimate that it will probably be mid-to-late August before this portion of Route 230 reopens to traffic. The goal is to reopen it before the start of the Elizabethtown Fair (August 18).
PennDOT has contracted with Clearwater Construction, Inc. to conduct the bridge replacement project at a cost of $1,136,000. Prep work began in early June. The overall work should wrap up by Labor Day.
A location map with the detour route is attached for your reference. Truck drivers apparently are not following the official signed detour and may be cited by the local police for using local roads rather than the official detour that utilizes state roads.