Harrisburg, PA – The new bridge carrying North Farmersville Road (State Route 1025) over Conestoga River in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, opened to traffic around 7:30 PM on Monday, July 9. The new bridge is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges statewide.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan. Replacement work was performed by Clearwater Construction of Mercer, PA.
This bridge is referred to as JV-265 and is one out of the 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, go to www.parapidbridges.com. To learn more about P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Rory McGlasson, 484-408-0284.