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Lobar Site Development Using Accelerated Bridge Construction Method on Route 11 Bridge Replacement

Route 11 - Ritner Highway Bridge Replacement
Route 11 - Ritner Highway Bridge Replacement

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​Harrisburg, PA – The bridge that carries Route 11 over Alexanders Spring Creek between Dickinson and West Pennboro townships in Cumberland County will be closed for two weeks, starting at 6 AM on Saturday, July 29. Route 11 is also known locally as Ritner Highway. The bridge is located a short distance southwest of Carlisle Borough. The closure is necessary so that construction crews can demolish the existing bridge and replace it with a new modular bridge. This portion of Route 11 carries an average daily traffic of nearly 8,500 vehicles. Traffic will be detoured around the bridge closure by way of Route 465, Interstate 81, and Route 233. In the event of an incident that closes one or both directions of I-81, Route 174 will be utilized as the emergency detour route. Route 11 should reopen to traffic on Saturday, August 12.

Though Route 11 will remain open to local traffic up to the location of the bridge during this period, thru traffic will be stopped at the intersection with Route 465 to the east of the bridge and at the intersection with Route 233 to the west. During this two week period, flaggers will be stationed at both intersections to direct traffic unfamiliar with this area to the signed detour route. This is necessary due to the large number of warehouses and trucks in the area. If thru traffic travels beyond the road closure signs, there are no good locations for turning around, especially for tractor trailers – and it will be the flaggers’ responsibility to help prevent this from occurring.

PennDOT has contracted with Lobar Site Development Corporation of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, to conduct the bridge replacement project at a cost of $1,644,155. The existing two-span bridge was built in 1937; and due to age and deterioration, is currently classified as structurally deficient (SD). The replacement one-span bridge will be built using accelerated bridge construction methods. By using precast bridge components for the bridge foundation, abutments, beams and deck, the new bridge will be assembled in two weeks, rather than the three to six months that it would take under conventional construction methods.

After the bridge is assembled and Route 11 reopened to traffic, there will be remaining work during the following weeks to rebuild and pave the roadway approaches to the bridge. This will require single lane traffic restrictions during the day, with flaggers assisting motorists through the work area. The overall contract completion date for the project is late September.

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Route 11 Bridge - Night Work
Route 11 Bridge - Night Work

Route 11 Bridge - Excavation

Route 11 - Bridge Replacement Concrete work1
Route 11 - Bridge Replacement Concrete work1

Route 11 Bridge - Excavation

Lobar Properties helps Celebration Church Grow

On December 21st we hosted Celebration Community Church as they signed a Sales Agreement for approximately 40 Acres of our Ironwood Development off of Old York Road in Dillsburg.

Lobar Associates meeting with Celebration Community Church
Lobar Associates meeting with Celebration Community Church

Excerpt from Jan 5, 2017 Dillsburg Banner (Curt Werner):

Members of Celebration Community Church sign a land contract with Lobar Associates [Lobar Properties] for their new facility just south of Dillsburg on Old York Road next to the Dillsburg Borough property. The land purchase marks the beginning of the development of a new campus for the church. The new facility will be home to a new vision of becoming “The Church That Never Sleeps”, open 24/7/365, providing around the clock access to The Prayer Room, counseling, food, clothing, life skills coaching, substance abuse recover, Bible studies - in addition to venues for weekly adult, student and children gatherings. Future aspirations include community softball and soccer fields, sand volleyball, amphitheater, outdoor skate park, coffee shop and deli, etc. Projection for breaking ground is Spring 2018. In photo, from left are attorney Brian Linsenbach, representing Lobar Associates; Paul Hedin, project manager, Lobar Associates [Lobar Properties]; Mike Hammer, pastor Celebration Community Church; Dave Sherman, church member and attorney Jan Wiley representing the church.

Lobar Site Development on Rt 322

This challenging steel beam repair project was on busy Route 322 in Dauphin County, PA. This project was completed in a very short time frame during specified overnight hours in order to be reopened by Memorial Day weekend 2015 for HersheyPark traffic.

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