July 30, 2018
Construction for the bridge carrying Route 17 (Blain Road) bridge over Bixler Run in Northeast Madison Township, Perry County, is scheduled to begin during the week of August 13 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
When the bridge closes for full replacement, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 274 (East Main Street), Shermans Valley Road, and Airport Road (State Route 3007). The bridge should be complete by late October.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-286 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.