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PORT ROYAL: PennDot Announces New Bridge Closure Date

Port Royal, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced a new date of Monday, March 27, for the closure of Route 75 between First and Third streets in Port Royal. This includes a closure of the Port Royal Bridge on Route 75. PennDOT anticipates this closure being in place until the end of August of 2023 while the contractor demolishes and replaces portions of the superstructure of a Route 75 bridge spanning the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Signage is in place to alert drivers to the coming closure.

While the bridge is closed, drivers will follow a detour using Route 3002 (Old 22 Road/Main Street), Route 35, and Route 333 back to Route 75. Homeowners near the bridge will be able to access their properties during the closure.

PennDOT will make project information available on a dedicated web page as the closure goes into effect. Information will include detour mapping. PennDOT will issue an update on the project as the web page becomes available.

Preliminary work on this project started in mid-September 2022 with the demolition of a two-story building on Second Street in Port Royal. PennDOT expected demolition of the bridge to begin in early January, but work coordination issues resulted in delays.

Overall work on the project involves partial removal of the existing structure and construction of its replacement, approach paving, drainage improvements, and water and sewer line replacements. Also included are sidewalk and guide rail replacement, pavement marking, and miscellaneous construction. HRI, Inc. of State College is the contractor on this $4 million project.

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