Clearfield, PA – A Clarence Road (Route 4002) bridge in Snow Shoe Township, Centre County, reopened to traffic today. The bridge spans Little Sandy Run near the village of Clarence and was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement allows PennDOT to remove it from the state's structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Friday, June 16. Replacement work was performed by Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College, PA.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.
This bridge is referred to as JV-34 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 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: McKenzi Loid, 412-475-5164.
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