Rothman Updates Erford Road Bridge Development Project
9/28/2018
EAST PENNSBORO – Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) praised updates to plans to modify and renovate the Erford Road Bridge over the Camp Hill Bypass in East Pennsboro Township.

The project will widen the Erford Road Bridge to three lanes instead of two with an additional center turning lane, a sidewalk will be built to increase pedestrian access and four-foot shoulders will be added.

The project is in its beginning phases, Rothman said. Senate Avenue between Erford Road and House Avenue in East Pennsboro Township is closed and will remain closed until Jan. 2, 2019, to allow site improvement work to be done where the former six-story Senate Plaza building was imploded in May.

“Infrastructure enables trade, powers businesses, connects workers to their jobs, and creates opportunities for communities,” said Rothman. “This project will have a long-lasting impact for our community.”

Triple Crown Corporation of Harrisburg, which acquired the Senate Plaza property in August with J.C. Bar Properties Inc. of York, announced plans for the property which includes 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space; a fast-food restaurant; a casual, sit-down facility; a hotel; and a five-story apartment building. In addition, a new Sheetz convenience store opened its doors at the corner of Poplar Church Road and Erford Road this week.

East Pennsboro Township Commissioner George Tyson praised Rothman in advancing this road improvement project. “This project would not be possible without Rep. Rothman’s involvement,” said Tyson. “We can only do projects like this every 50 to 60 years so we must do them properly. This corridor was ripe for redevelopment when PennDOT announced a scaled down Bridge Deck Replacement without added lanes/capacity.

“Our intervention with a vision for future growth and increased traffic convinced PennDOT to scrap their initial plan and replace it with this project that is currently taking place, to include an additional lane. We had no idea at the time that Senate Plaza would soon be imploded and redevelopment right around the corner. All who travel this immediate area will benefit.”

The estimated cost of the infrastructure enhancement is $5 million. Businesses in the development are expected to be operational by the end of the current year.

 

Rep. Greg Rothman is pictured with George Tyson, East Pennsboro Township Commissioner. They are standing at the site of the Erford Road Bridge Development Project. The project is a design/build project and will house new businesses that will create jobs and opportunities.

Representative Greg Rothman
87th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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