April 29, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Work to replace the bridge carrying State Route 225 over a tributary to Deep Creek in Mifflin Township, Dauphin County, is scheduled to begin during the week of May 13 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
During construction, the bridge will be closed to all traffic. Traffic will be directed to follow a detour along Luxemburg Road (State Route 4002) to Crossroads Road (State Route 1009) and Route 25 (Market Street). The intersection of Mountain Road (State Route 1019) and Route 225 will be closed during construction. Motorists will be directed on a side road detour along Mountain Road to Lykens Street (State Route 1019) and Shippen Dam Road (T-638). The new bridge should be completed in late July.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule is subject to change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-579 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.