July 26, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – The new bridge carrying State Route 225 over a tributary to Deep Creek in Mifflin Township, Dauphin County, opened to traffic today. The bridge was fully replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
The new bridge is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan. Replacement work was performed by JVI Group, of York Springs, PA.
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.