Bridge Replacement to Affect Traffic on Maple Shade Road in Lancaster County

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COLERAIN TWP, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has unveiled plans to commence a bridge replacement project on Maple Shade Road (Route 2014). The structure, which provides passage over Cooper Run between Cooper Drive and Rosedale Road in Colerain Township, is slated for a comprehensive overhaul.

Starting Monday, May 20, assuming favorable weather conditions, the bridge will be closed to traffic. To mitigate the impact on local commuters, a detour will guide vehicles via Route 472, Noble Road (Route 2009), and Bell Road (Route 2013). This rerouting is part of PennDOT’s efforts to ensure minimal disruption as the area undergoes significant construction activities.

The scope of the work involves not just the replacement of the old bridge with a new box culvert but also the full-depth reconstruction of the approaches to the bridge and the installation of new guide rails. These enhancements are aimed at bolstering the safety and longevity of this critical piece of local infrastructure.

This initiative is a portion of a larger contract that includes the replacement of three bridges within the region. Prior to the work on Maple Shade Road, PennDOT commenced replacement operations on the Route 741 (Strasburg Road) bridge spanning Eshleman Run in Paradise Township. Following the completion of Maple Shade Road’s bridge, efforts will shift to the Walnut Run Road bridge over Walnut Run in Strasburg Township, scheduled for this summer.

Chalfont-based Doli Construction Corporation has been tasked as the prime contractor for this ambitious project, budgeted at $2,020,305. The projected timeline anticipates completion of the work by September 4, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the region’s infrastructure enhancement efforts.

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