PennDOT Announces February 8, 2021 Start of Construction on Route 772 Bridge over Donegal Creek
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that replacement of the PA Route 772 (Anderson Ferry Road) bridge spanning Donegal Creek in East Donegal townships, Lancaster County, is scheduled to begin during the week of February 8, 2021. The contractor working on the project anticipates that the bridge will be closed to traffic from the start of the project until completion.
During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Colebrook Road and Donegal Springs Road (CLICK HERE FOR DETOUR MAP). The new bridge should be completed in late November 2021.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This is a bridge project that consists of replacing the existing structure with single-span pre-stressed concrete spread box beam bridges on integral abutments with approach slabs. Work also includes minor approach shoulder widening, roadway reconstruction, and other miscellaneous construction.
Susquehanna Valley Construction Corp., of New Cumberland is the prime contractor for the project. The $2,877,000 contract awarded by PennDOT for this project also includes the replacement of the Route 230 bridge in Mount Joy Township.
REMINDER: Changes to Township Refuse/Recycling Pickup Start Tuesday, January 5th
On October 20, 2020, the East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors awarded the refuse and recycling collection contract to Republic Services following a competitive bidding process. The change in contracted hauler will be effective January 1, 2021.
However, the change of hauler also means some upcoming changes for residents. Pickup day for refuse/recycling will be changing, and the cost of refuse/recycling service will be increasing.
New Service Days
Refuse/recycling will be picked up on Tuesday or Wednesday based on where you live in the Township. Those living in the Township west of Colebrook Road and Old Colebrook Road will be serviced on Tuesdays. Those living in the Township east of those roadways will be serviced on Wednesdays. (Click on map to view larger version) The residents living on Colebrook Road or Old Colebrook Road will be serviced on Wednesdays.
All refuse/recycling must be placed curbside the night prior to the scheduled pickup.
Although the required competitive bidding process for the selection of a contractor is an effort to secure the best price for the service, the lowest bid received increased the cost for the service over 30%. This increase has resulted in the need to increase the cost to residents. Therefore, effective January 1, 2021, the cost for refuse/recycling collection service will increase to $220.00 (billed $110.00 semi-annually). The cost for tags required for extra refuse, large items and yard waste will remain the same.
It is important to note that all refuse and recycling rules, regulations and special pick-up services remain the same.
Should you have questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact the Township Office.
Christmas Tree Pick-up – Saturday, January 9th
Free Christmas Tree Pick-up is scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2021. Please place tree (NO tinsel, ornaments or bags) curbside Friday night.