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Construction to Begin on Middle Creek Road Bridge in Ephrata Township; Lancaster County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

04/17/2017

Harrisburg, PA – Construction for the Middle Creek Road (State Route 1039) bridge, spanning Middle Creek in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Lancaster County’s structurally deficient bridge list.

Construction is expected to begin during the week of May 1 and be complete in mid-July. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Meadow Valley Road, Route 272, Route 322, South Market Street, and Lincoln Road.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.

This bridge is referred to as JV-269 and is one out of 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com.

Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Rory McGlasson, 484-408-0284.