Update: Traffic stoppages on Route 222 northbound are no longer scheduled Friday morning as the contractor was able to complete the work Thursday morning, according to PennDOT.
Drivers should expect temporary traffic stoppages on the Route 222 northbound bridge over the Conestoga River in Lancaster County early Friday morning.
Construction crews will stop traffic for up to 15 minutes at a time on the bridge just south of Lancaster between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., according to a PennDOT news release.
The traffic stoppages are necessary so that construction crews can "jack up" the bridge just a fraction of an inch to remove and replace the bridge bearings.
Northbound drivers who want to avoid the stoppages can detour around the bridge by way of westbound Route 741 to northbound Route 324 and back to Route 222 in Lancaster.
This work is part of a $3.1 million project to repair the northbound and southbound bridges over the Conestoga River.