Project will replace bridges, widen Pa. Turnpike - abc27 WHTM

Project will replace bridges, widen Pa. Turnpike

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) - Construction is underway to replace several bridges on the Pa. Turnpike in Dauphin County.

Ground was broken Tuesday for the Swatara Creek bridge project near Middletown.  Three bridges within a two mile stretch will be replaced.  The changes will lay the groundwork to to expand the Turnpike to six lanes.

"We all recognize this Commonwealth has an aging infrastructure and to support our economy, our lifestyle, the way we move about this Commonwealth safely and efficiently, we know we had to make this kind of investment," Pa. Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch said.

Replacing the bridges will cost $48 million and take three years to complete.
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