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PennDOT to Repair, Overlay Bridge Deck on Route 625, Reading Road over Conestoga River in East Earl Township, Lancaster County; Bridge closed for up to 30 days for bridge preservation, deck repair, and overlay.


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that on Thursday, June 20, its contractor will close the two-span bridge that carries Route 625 over the Conestoga River in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, as crews begin a bridge deck repair and overlay project.

PennDOT advises motorists that Route 625 will be closed to through traffic between Weaverland Road and Precast Road through July 19. Until then, Route 23, Route 897, and Union Grove Road is available as an alternate route for motorists. Route 625, locally known as Reading Road, averages more than 5,300 vehicles traveled daily.

PennDOT awarded the $237,390 bridge preservation contract on February 15 to J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen Borough, Chester County. Work includes concrete bridge deck repairs, latex-modified concrete overlay, minor repairs to the concrete superstructure and substructure, approach work, drainage work, and new guiderail, signs and pavement markings.

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