Plan for Route 116 project up for review

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HARRISBURG—The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites the public to an online plans display regarding the Route 116 (Fairfield Road) bridge replacement project.

This project is located over an Unnamed Tributary to Marsh Creek in Highland Township, approximately 4 miles west of Gettysburg.

The purpose of this project is to address structural deficiencies of the bridge and provide continued safe and efficient crossing of Route 116 over the unnamed tributary.

The project consists of replacing the 100-year-old two-span concrete encased steel beam bridge with a single-span, pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridge. New approach pavement, rock scour protection, bridge barrier, guiderail, and drainage updates will be included in the project. 

The curb-to-curb width will be increased 7 feet 4 inches to accommodate wider shoulders on both sides of the bridge, while the width of traffic lanes will remain unchanged. The bridge will be closed to all traffic during construction. The proposed detour route will use Route 3013 (Knoxlyn Road) to Route 3020 (Orrtanna Road).

The project is currently in design and construction work is expected to take place in the 2024 and 2025 construction seasons. The duration of construction is anticipated to last approximately 6 months.

A digital version of the information will be available to view online through January 17, 2022.

Information, including roadway and bridge plans and an interactive comment form, can be found by visiting the PennDOT District 8 website, PennDOT District 8, clicking on Public Meetings listed under the Resources heading, and choosing the Adams County box then the tile marked Fairfield Road Over Unnamed Tributary to Marsh Creek.

The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. 

The project documents can be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or have special concerns that require individual attention, contact David Fratangeli, PennDOT Project Manager, at dfratangel@pa.gov or 717-705-6176.