Road Closures or Repair Work

  • Feb. 14, 2019PennDOT’s contractor has provided Lancaster Township with the following update (as of Thursday, February 14, 2019, 4:15 PM), regarding the temporary daytime stoppage of traffic on Columbia Avenue:

    Next Wednesday (2/20) and Thursday (2/21) PennDOT plans to stop traffic twice each day to allow for cranes to remove beams from the bridge abutments.

    This activity will cause traffic stoppages in both directions of Columbia Avenue, each of an 8-10 minute duration. These activities are not planned to occur during rush hour traffic.

  • 7/18/2018: An update has been received from PennDOT regarding the Columbia Avenue Bridge replacement project“Traffic patterns will switch to one-lane in each direction on the south side of the bridge for the next several months beginning either the night of 7/22 or 7/23.”

(PennDOT Project) Construction is to begin on Route 462 Bridge over Little Conestoga Creek. Construction on the bridge carrying Route 462 (Columbia Avenue) over Little Conestoga Creek in East Hempfield, Lancaster and Manor townships is scheduled to begin during the week of July 9 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. During full replacement of the bridge, Route 462 (Columbia Avenue) between Stone Mill Road and Jackson Drive will be reduced from three to two travel lanes. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur.

Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2018. In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. To read more, click on this link…

Please use caution while traveling through a work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate routes, if possible. Road Work signDID YOU KNOW?

Every year in the U.S., about 40,000 people, including highway/road workers and motorists, are injured or killed as a result of vehicle crashes in work zones. Carelessness and speeding are the main causes of traffic fatalities in work zones.

For the safety of the road crew and your neighbors, please use caution when traveling through work zones.