Begin Main Content Area

Construction to Begin on U.S. Route 322 Bridge over Middle Creek; Lancaster County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

07/03/2017

Harrisburg, PA – Construction for the U.S. Route 322, West Main Street bridge, spanning Middle Creek at the Elizabeth-Clay township line in 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 July 17 and be complete in late-December. During this time, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals.

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

This bridge is referred to as JV-255 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, visit www.parapidbridges.com. Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at www.p3forpa.pa.gov.

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