January 31, 2019
Westmoreland County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
Uniontown, PA – The reopening of the Route 711 (North Market Street) bridge, spanning Mill Creek in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, has been delayed.
Construction started in early April and was anticipated to be complete in mid-January. However, due to construction delays at the bridge site, the new anticipated completion date is mid-February. The existing alternating traffic pattern controlled by temporary traffic signals will continue until construction is complete.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-548 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.