March 15, 2016
Bridge Replacement Project Completes Crossing In Susquehanna County
Bridge in Clifford Township Reopens
(Allentown) – The Public-Private Partnership (P3) project to rebuild 558 bridges all across Pennsylvania over the next three years completed another bridge in Susquehanna County today, as the crossing on Creamery Road where it crosses Dundaff Creek in Clifford Township reopened.
The bridge was closed for reconstruction in early August and reopened to traffic the afternoon of Tuesday, March 15. Several construction related problems and the resulting redesign work delayed reopening of the bridge. The work was performed by Fahs Construction.
While the structure has reopened to traffic, final paving will take in the spring when a layer of a special polyester concrete will be placed on the bridge deck to resist pothole formation and reduce bridge maintenance costs. That material can only be applied in temperatures above 50 degrees and after the deck has cured for at least 30 days. Drivers may notice a slight bump as they cross the bridge until that final step is completed.
The bridge replacements are part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, 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. As part of PWKP, Walsh/Granite JV will oversee construction. 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: Dan Galvin, (412) 923-3898.
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