FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 9, 2011

Veterans Memorial Bridge Historic Re-Lighting Project

On February 28, 2011, the Veterans Memorial Bridge Historic Re-Lighting Project was added to the TIP (Transportation Improvement Plan) at the Lancaster County MPO meeting. The $2.1 million project will be funded by federal funds using federal toll credits. With several clearance issues yet to be finalized, the bidding of the project is not expected to begin before the end of this year.

Not only will the new historic lights improve pedestrian and vehicular safety, they will also return the structure to its original aesthetically pleasing appearance. Additionally, in these times of unemployment, this project will provide jobs for those with a variety of skills (i.e foundry workers, electricians, pattern makers, etc.).