Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to an online plans display for the Route 74 (Waggoners Gap Road) bridge replacement project in Spring Township, Perry County. The Bridge spans Baken Run approximately 0.5 miles south of the intersection of Route 74 and Route 850.
The project consists of replacing the over 50-year old concrete structure, approach pavement replacement, rock scour protection and guiderail updates. The existing bridge width will be maintained to accommodate two 11-foot lanes and 4-foot shoulders. The bridge will be closed for Approximately 6 months to all traffic during the construction. The proposed detour route will use Route 3017 (Bridgeport Road) to Route 850/Route 233 (Carlisle Street) to Route 233 (Greenpark Road) to Route 274 (Shermans Valley Road) then back to Route 74.
The project is currently in design and construction work is expected to take place in the 2023 construction season.
In accordance with Governor Wolf's COVID-19 mitigation efforts, in plans display will be held online only. A digital version of the information will be available to view online from Feb 1, 2021, to March 8, 2021.
Information, including roadway and bridge plans and an interactive comment form, can be found by visiting the PennDOT District 8 website, www.penndot.gov/District8 clicking on Public Meetings listed under the Resources heading, and choosing the Perry County box then the tile marked Waggoners Gap Road Over Baken Run.
The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. It is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project’s potential effect upon Cultural Resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
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 Adam Wright, PennDOT Project Manager, at email@example.com, or 717-772-4028.
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.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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MEDIA CONTACT: Dave Thompson, 717-418-5018
Source: PennDOT Engineering District 8