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Bridge Repairs Underway for Speedwell Forge Road in Elizabeth Township


​Harrisburg, PA – The new bridge carrying Speedwell Forge Road (State Route 1037) over Hammer Creek in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, has been reduced to one lane of traffic controlled by flaggers during the daytime hours starting today  (Monday, December 17), to Monday, December 31, for bridge repairs.  No work is scheduled for Christmas Day on Tuesday, December 25. The one lane daily closure is necessary due to damage caused by recent flooding.  This bridge was replaced in November 2016 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
During the intermittent lane closures, traffic will alternate in each direction under flagging operations.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-268 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.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, go to To learn more about P3 in Pennsylvania, visit
Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Rory McGlasson, 484-408-0284.