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Work to begin next week on Pa. 533 bridge near Orrstown

July 17, 2012

ORRSTOWN, Pa. — Work is expected to begin next week on the Pa. 533 bridge replacement project in Southampton Township in Franklin County, Pa.

Work is expected to begin Monday to replace the 72-year-old bridge that carries Pa. 533 over Muddy Run east of the Borough of Orrstown in Southampton Township, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.

The $1,854,144 contract was awarded June 19 to J. Fulkroad & Sons of McAlisterville County, and includes demolition of the existing bridge, construction of a new concrete bridge, bridge approach improvements and guiderail installation, according to PennDOT.

The bridge over Muddy Run will be closed to through traffic between Orrstown and Shippensburg, Pa., from July 23 through June 2013. Until then, a signed detour which follows U.S. Route 11, Pa. 997 and Pa. 433 will be in place, PennDOT said

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Pa. 533, known locally as Orrstown Road, averages more than 2,900 vehicles traveled each day.

The existing three-span steel I-beam structure that carries Pa. 533 over Muddy Run was built in 1940 and is classified as structurally deficient.

Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2013.

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