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Construction to Begin on Canal Street (Route 267) Bridge in Meshoppen Borough

07/18/2017

​Wyoming County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Dunmore, PA – Construction for the Canal Street (Route 267) bridge, spanning Little Meshoppen Creek in Meshoppen Borough, Wyoming 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 Wyoming County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of July 31 and be complete in mid-October. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 6 (Main Street) and Bridge Street.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. 
This bridge is referred to as JV-164 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 or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email info@parapidbridges.com.  
Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Rory McGlasson, 484-408-0284.
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