Harrisburg, PA – Construction for the bridge carrying Springville Road (State Route 1024) over Indian Run in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County, is scheduled to begin on August 13 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
When the bridge closes for full replacement, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 322 (West Main Street), Route 272 and Schoeneck Road (State Route 1047). The new bridge is anticipated to be completed in late October.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-264 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, visit www.parapidbridges.com. Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at www.p3forpa.pa.gov or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.