May 20, 2019
Uniontown, PA – Construction for the Watt Road (State Route 4022) bridge over Bushy Run in Penn Township, Westmoreland County, is scheduled to begin during the week of June 3 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
During construction, traffic will be directed to follow a detour along Harrison City Export Road, Route 130, Route 993 (Bushy Run Road) and Gongaware Road. The new bridge should be completed in mid-August.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule is subject to change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-578 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.