November 07, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – The new bridge carrying Route 233 (Doubling Gap Road) over Conodoguinet Creek at the Lower Mifflin-North Newton township line in Cumberland County, opened to two lanes of traffic at around 3:45 PM this afternoon. This bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan. Replacement work for this bridge was performed by Amelie Construction of Pittsburgh, PA.
This bridge is referred to as JV-239 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.