September 11, 2017
The Route 188 (Jefferson Road) bridge, which spans Grimes Run in Franklin Township, Greene County, that’s been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, is complete and open to traffic. Replacement of the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from Greene County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Friday, September 8. Replacement work was performed by Beech Construction, Inc. of Carnegie, PA.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.
This bridge is referred to as JV-506 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.