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October 23, 2013
Old York Road Bridge in Fairview Township, York County, to Reopen This Week

Detour was needed to accommodate eventual widening of Pa. Turnpike to six lanes.
The portion of Old York Road in Fairview Township, York County that’s been closed while the Pa. Turnpike replaced the overhead bridge at milepost 243.2 will reopen this week. After approximately six months, the bridge replacement is complete, and the road will reopen Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.

Contractors worked on a compressed schedule to accommodate the roughly 8,000 motorists who use Old York Road each day. Motorists have been detoured to I-83 to get around the closed section between Normandy Memorial Drive and Marsh Run Road.

This overhead bridge project was one of two early action projects needed to accommodate the upcoming total reconstruction and widening of the Turnpike from milepost 242 to 245. The second early action project, the Marsh Run Road Bridge replacement, is substantially complete, and traffic has been shifted to the new bridge. Some minor remaining work is required to finish both bridges, but traffic on Old York Road and Marsh Run Road will be maintained.

The milepost 242-245 total reconstruction and six-lane widening project, expected to begin next year, will result in the improvement of a critical section of the Turnpike between Harrisburg East and Harrisburg West interchanges. For more information, please visit  

Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users so they can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. To download the free app, visit