August 21, 2017
The Route 4031 (Back Vail Road) bridge, which spans Decker Run in the Borough of Tyrone, Blair 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 Blair County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Friday, August 18. Replacement work was performed by Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College, 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-323 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.