Office Locations 
District Office
250 W. Chocolate Avenue
Suite 2
Hershey, PA 17033
PHONE: (717) 534-1323
FAX: (717) 534-1457
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Capitol Office
159-B East Wing
PO Box 202106
Harrisburg PA 17120-2106
PHONE: (717) 787-2684
FAX: (717) 787-7557
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

                            
 
Status Update on Route 230 Bridge over Swatara Creek East of Middletown
          
The bridge that carries Route 230 over Swatara Creek at the east end of Middletown Borough in Dauphin County was restored to two lanes of traffic late Tuesday afternoon, July 25. The bridge had been restricted to a single lane since December 2015 for a construction project to replace the superstructure of the bridge. From that December until last Tuesday, traffic across that single lane of the bridge was controlled by temporary traffic signals. The contractor is now in the process of removing the traffic signals and poles, but the project is not yet finished.

The contractor will still be doing work under the bridge next week and cleaning up the job site. The roadway approaches to the bridge still need to be paved -- so on Wednesday, Aug. 2, the approaches will be milled (i.e., the top layer of asphalt will be removed) and on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5, the approaches will be paved – weather permitting. This means that while the milling and paving operations are underway, traffic will be restricted to a single lane with flaggers controlling the movement of traffic through the work zone.

Swatara Creek Road, a local road that connects with Route 230 just east of the bridge will remain closed until this remaining work is completed. This connection has been closed since the beginning of the project.

PennDOT contracted with Kinsley Construction, Inc. of York, Pennsylvania, to replace the former superstructure of the bridge for $4,340,500. The contract included demolition and replacement of the superstructure under staged construction, repairs to the existing concrete piers and abutments, drainage improvements, installation of scour protection, roadway approach work, guiderail replacement, and new pavement markings. The previous superstructure was built in 1941, and due to age and deterioration, the bridge had been classified as structurally deficient (SD). The bridge will now be removed from the state’s list of SD bridges.

Route 230, known as Main Street in Middletown and Harrisburg Pike east of the borough, averages 6,130 vehicles traveled daily.