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COMMISSION NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Mimi Doyle
Phone: 610-239-4117
May 07, 2010
Six Turnpike Bridges on I-76 Scheduled for Rehabilitation in Lancaster County
Preliminary work starts next week between Lebanon-Lancaster and Morgantown.

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (05/07/2010)(readMedia)-- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that rehabilitation work begins this week on six overhead bridges located between the Lebanon-Lancaster (Exit #266) and Morgantown (Exit #298) Interchanges in Lancaster County.

On or about May 10, the contractor will begin installing traffic-control signs to establish a safe work zone on the Turnpike between mileposts 279.3, approximately thirteen (13) miles east of the Lebanon-Lancaster Interchange, and milepost 292.2, six (6) miles east of the Reading Interchange. The six bridges that carry traffic over the Turnpike are: Sandy Hill Road; North King Street (SR 1047), and Swamp Bridge; Wollups Hill; Kline; and Bridge Roads.

The contractor expects minimal impact to local traffic but advises motorists to anticipate occasional single-lane closures on I-76 between mileposts 279 and 293 in West Cocalico and Brecknock Townships. Message boards will be placed to give advance notice of upcoming construction.

The contractor is permitted to work between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Saturday. Work on the concrete rigid-frame bridges includes: concrete deck repairs, rehabilitation of the parapets, resurfacing, replacement of the protective fencing, power washing exposed concrete surfaces and application of anti-graffiti coatings. All work is weather permitting and subject to change.

Kinsley Construction Inc., York, Pa. was awarded the $764,546 contract in April and anticipates the work to be completed by November 2010. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission awarded a similar contract to Kinsley in 2009 to rehabilitate six bridges in Clay and Elizabeth Townships.

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