Harrisburg, PA -- The new Route 322 bridge was opened to two lanes (one lane in each direction) shortly before 6 PM this evening. It had been reduced to a single lane with traffic signals controlling the direction of traffic for a project that began last August to replace the old bridge over Middle Creek at the Elizabeth-Clay township line in Lancaster County with a new one. This bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
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 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 email@example.com
Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Rory McGlasson, 484-408-0284.