PennDOT says Black Gap Road is back open for traffic as bridge replacement concludes

11 July 2023- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the Route 997 (Black Gap Road) bridge spanning Cold Spring Run between Cold Spring Road and Ridge Road in Greene Township, Franklin County, is open to traffic. The bridge was replaced as part of a 5.1-mile resurfacing project on Route 997 (Black Gap Road) from Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) to Interstate 81.

A detour associated with the bridge work has been lifted.

This work is part of a project that includes resurfacing, milling in select areas, base repairs, new guiderail, drainage upgrades, signing, pavement markings, bridge maintenance on the structure spanning Conococheague Creek and replacement of the box culvert. 

Paving and drainage work remain to be completed.

Cottles Asphalt Maintenance, Inc., of Everett, PA, is the prime contractor on this $4,955,586 project. 

All work is expected to be completed by September 29, 2023.

Travelers are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones for their safety as well as for the safety of the road crews.