UPDATE: PennDOT’s bridge project

By on May 27, 2018

PennDOT announced that on Tuesday, May 29, three bridges over U.S. 222 in the Akron and Ephrata area in northeastern Lancaster County are scheduled to close for repairs.

The Pool Road briges is one of three bridges over Route 222 in the area that  will close for repairs, causing overnight single-lane traffic on the highway below, from May 29 through Nov.

The Pool Road, Peach Road and East Mohler Church Road bridges are the first of five bridges over U.S. 222 to undergo rehabilitation work this construction season. Repair work will follow on the Miley Road and Kramer Mill Road bridges over U.S. 222 later this summer.

PennDOT advises travelers that they may encounter short-term nighttime single-lane traffic restrictions between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. on U.S. 222 near the bridgework in the Akron and Ephrata area from May 29 through Nov. 20.

To avoid delays, travelers should allow for additional time in their plans or seek alternate routes.

Pool Road, Peach Road, and East Mohler Church Road average 825,920, and 3,150 vehicles traveled daily respectively. During bridge rehabilitation work, these bridges will be closed to through-traffic and detoured. Until then, the following detours will be available for motorists: Pool Road detour follows West Metzler Road, Farmersville Road, and Tobacco Road; Peach Road detour follows East Metzler Road, Miley Road, and Station Road; and East Mohler Church Road detour follows Hahnstown Road, Glenwood Drive, Valley View Drive, and State Street in Ephrata Borough.

After a winter shutdown, bridge rehab work will resumed on the four mainline U.S. 222 bridges over Pleasant Valley Road and Glenwood Drive. Long-term single-lane restrictions will be permitted during bridge rehab work on mainline U.S. 222 beginning in the southbound lanes. Work under this entire construction contract is scheduled to be completed in November 2019.

The $5-million-plus contract was awarded on March 27 to Kinsley Construction Co. of York. It is contracted to repair nine bridges and includes concrete bridge deck and beam repairs, and minor drainage work on:

Pool Road, Miley Road, and Peach Road bridges over U.S. 222 in West Earl Township; the Kramer Mill Road bridge over U.S. 222 in East Cocalico Township; and concrete bridge deck and beam repairs, expansion joint replacement, and a latex-modified concrete overlay on the East Mohler Church Road bridge over U.S. 222 in Ephrata Township, and the northbound and southbound mainline U.S. 222 bridges over Pleasant Valley Road and Glenwood Drive in Ephrata Township.

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