January 07, 2019
Uniontown, PA – Construction for the South Porter Street (Route 2003) bridge, spanning South Fork Tenmile Creek in Franklin Township and the Borough of Waynesburg, Greene County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of January 21 and be complete in mid-May. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Sugar Run Road (Route 2028), Route 19 (Greene Street) and Route 21 (East High Street).
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-510 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 impacts on motorists.