CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Preparation work to replace five bridges north of Chambersburg was scheduled to begin Tuesday night, but chilly weather and the threat of rain delayed the efforts.
The $23 million project will replace four bridges on Interstate 81 and one overhead bridge, according to a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation news release.
Low temperatures and rain cause asphalt problems, PennDOT spokesman Michael Crochunis said.
The first step in the project will be establishing an additional navigable lane for traffic on the highway, Crochunis said. That could create single-lane traffic restrictions overnight initially, he said.
"Through the length of the (actual construction) project, there will be two lanes of travel," he said.
The construction project will replace the northbound and southbound I-81 bridges over the Conococheague Creek, remove the northbound and southbound bridges over an abandoned railroad just south of Conococheague Creek, and repair the bridge that carries Woodstock Road over I-81, the news release stated.