PennDOT’s Route 462 alternative bridge reopens to site visitors

Picture of Route 462 bridge courtesy of PennDOT.

The Pennsylvania Division of Transportation (PennDOT) introduced that the brand new Route 462 (Columbia Ave.) bridge over Little Conestoga Creek in Lancaster County reopened to site visitors on July 1. The bridge was changed as a part of PennDOT’s Speedy Bridge Alternative Undertaking.

A slight bump will likely be seen by motorists who drive throughout the bridge, as a result of polyester polymer concrete (PPC) overlay nonetheless must be utilized to the deck. The PPC overlay is designed to guard the deck from put on and tear attributable to harsh winters and scale back long-term upkeep prices. It might solely be utilized when temperatures are persistently above 40 levels, dry climate is forecasted, and after the bridge concrete has cured for no less than 30 days. The PPC overlay will likely be utilized in mid-to-late July and would be the closing step in finishing the field beam bridge venture.

This bridge, known as JV-259, is among the 558 bridges being changed underneath the Speedy Bridge Alternative Undertaking. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh Development II and Granite, which is main development for the whole venture. The Speedy Bridge Alternative Undertaking is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Companions (PWKP). PWKP will finance, design, substitute, and keep the bridges for 25 years.