— Closure is necessary to safely set new bridge beam on Burgs Land bridge. —
Harrisburg, PA – Eastbound Route 30 will be closed tonight between Hallam and Wrightsville in eastern York County staring at midnight and continuing to about 5 AM on Friday, July 8. Eastbound traffic will be detoured by way of Kreutz Creek Road (State Route 1014), Route 462, and 9TH Street and Cool Springs Road (both designated as SR 1016) back to eastbound Route 30.
The overnight highway closure is necessary so that construction crews can safely set a bridge beam on the Burgs Lane bridge over eastbound Route 30 to replace the one that was damaged and removed last fall. This bridge was damaged last November when a backhoe hauled on a flatbed trailer on eastbound Route 30 struck the fascia beam of the bridge span over eastbound Route 30. Emergency repairs at the time involved the removal of the damaged beam.
PennDOT has contracted with Kinsley Construction, Inc. of York, Pennsylvania, to conduct the repairs for $265,206. The repair work began last month should be completed before the end of August. The work involves the installation of a replacement fascia beam and the rebuilding of the deck in this portion of the bridge over eastbound Route 30.
Single-lane traffic restrictions on eastbound Route 30 between 9 PM and 6 AM are allowed for the contractor for the duration of this repair project. For tonight, motorists on eastbound Route 30 should be prepared to encounter a single-lane traffic restriction in the vicinity of the Burgs Lane bridge starting at 9 PM. Eastbound Route 30 will then be closed at around midnight to enable the contractor to set up a crane that will lift and set the replacement bridge beam. Eastbound Route 30 traffic should be returned to a single lane by 5 AM and restored to two lanes no later than 6 AM. Motorists are asked to be alert to this operation, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through the work area – for their safety as well as the safety of the construction crews.