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Construction Postponed on Melcroft Road (Route 1007) Bridge in Saltlick Township Fayette County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership


Uniontown, PA – Construction for the Melcroft Road (Route 1007) bridge, which spans Champion Creek in Saltlick Township, Fayette County has been postponed. It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of September 11.
Construction is now expected to begin during the week of September 18 and be complete in mid-November. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 1050, County Line Road (Route 1058) and Route 711 & Route 381 (Indian Creek Valley Road).
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-487 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 impacts 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 Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email