Penn DOT has announced that the Swatara Creek Bridge on Hershey Road (Route 39) will be closed daily on Monday, March 21st through Friday, March 24th. The temporary daily road closure will begin at 7:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. The detour route will be as follows:
Hershey Road (Route 39) -Traffic will be detoured onto East Canal Road, right onto Sand Beach Road, and another right onto Hershey Park Drive.
Hershey Park Drive -Traffic will be detoured to Sand Beach Road, left onto East Canal Road back to Hershey Road (Route 39).
During the closure debris buildup between the bridge piers, which can cause possible pier failure and damming of the water, will be removed by a crane with a grappling hook.