March 04, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Construction for the bridge carrying Coleman Road (State Route 2006) over Western Maryland Railroad in Straban Township, Adams County, is scheduled to begin during the week of March 18 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
During the bridge closing, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 30 (Lincoln Highway), Hunterstown-Hampton Road (State Route 394) and Brickcrafter Road (State Route 2015). The new bridge should be completed in mid-to-late July 2019.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-231 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 impact on motorists.
More on P3 in Pennsylvania is available at www.P3.pa.gov or "Public-Private Partnerships" at www.penndot.gov. Information on the bridges and their status is at www.parapidbridges.com, or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.