12/9/2016 – Harrisburg, PA –
The bridge that carries Malleable Road over Route 30 in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, reopened to traffic shortly before 11 AM today. It had been closed since October 10 for repairs to the bridge deck as part of a major rehabilitation project. Though Malleable Road is a township road, the bridge is owned and maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. A little more than 1,700 vehicles used this bridge on a daily basis.
PennDOT has contracted with Kinsley Construction, Inc. of York, Pennsylvania, to conduct the rehabilitation project at a cost of $1,154,076. In the spring, when temperatures rise after the winter season and are more conducive to painting, the contractor intends to paint the steel portions of the bridge.
The painting operation, which will help protect and preserve the steel, will affect
traffic on Route 30. Traffic lane restrictions on Route 30 will be permitted during the overnight hours between 9 PM and 6 AM.
The four-span bridge over Route 30 was originally built in 1970. The contract completion date for the overall project is early June 2017.
SOURCE: PennDOT news release