October 03, 2017
The Route 87 (Loyalsock Avenue) bridge, which spans a tributary to Loyalsock Creek in Upper Fairfield Township, Lycoming 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 Lycoming County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Monday, October 2. Drivers will encounter short term
flagging operations the next two weeks as crews remove the temporary runaround and complete paving operations. 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-108 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.