Swatara Creek Bridge Replacement Project

Constructing three replacement Turnpike bridges in Dauphin County

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is replacing three bridges and widening the roadway between Mileposts 250 and 252 in Middletown Borough and Lower Swatara and Londonderry townships in Dauphin County. The work zone is situated between the Harrisburg East (Exit 247) and Lebanon-Lancaster (Exit 266) interchanges.

Project Summary

Construction of three, new replacement bridges plus reconstruction and widening of connecting sections of Turnpike from approximately Milepost 250 to 252 in Dauphin County.

Construction Start: Fall 2013

Construction Completion: Fall 2016

Project Total: $47.65 million

The project continues the Commission’s long-term, 100 percent toll-financed initiative to rebuild, upgrade and modernize “America’s First Toll Road,” its bridges and facilities. Construction of this three-year project will be completed with minimum impact on Turnpike travel, though occasional off-peak, short-term lane closures may be necessary for certain stages of construction or beam-setting operations on the new bridges.

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At the project’s completion, nearly 1.5-miles of the Turnpike -- including the three new bridges -- will be wide enough to accommodate future expansion to six lanes east and west of the work zone.

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