The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to an online plans display regarding the U.S. Route 11 (West King Street) bridge replacement project. This project is located over Norfolk Southern Railroad within Shippensburg Borough and Southampton (Franklin) Township. The purpose of this project is to address structural deficiencies of the bridge, improve traffic flow for the average daily traffic of 9,960 vehicles, provide additional pedestrian access, and accommodate the high volume of non-motorized vehicles through this area of Shippensburg Borough and Southampton Township, Franklin County.
The project consists of replacing the 85-year-old concrete encased steel beam bridge. New approach pavement, guide rail, sidewalk, and drainage updates will be included in the project. The bridge width will be increased and will include two 12-foot lanes, a 12-foot turning lane, an 8-foot left shoulder, a 13-foot right shoulder, and two 5-foot sidewalks.