October 09, 2018
Overnight Closure for Bridge Work on Route 422 and Route 28 in East Franklin Township Armstrong County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
Indiana, PA – Overnight closure scheduled as part of the construction of the Freeport Road (Route 3017) bridge, spanning Benjamin Franklin Highway (Route 422) and Route 28 in East Franklin Township, Armstrong County. The planned road closure is as follows:
- Benjamin Franklin Highway (Route 422) westbound and Route 28 southbound in East Franklin Township will be closed overnight from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. beginning on Monday, October 15 to Tuesday, October 16. While westbound Route 422 and southbound Route 28 are closed, motorists are directed to follow Business Route 422/Route 268.
Please be advised of additional periodic single lane closures outside of the overnight closures throughout the remainder of the project. One lane of traffic will remain open both eastbound and westbound during the single lane closures and will be controlled by temporary traffic signals. Additional rolling closures for up to 20 minutes at a time may occur westbound or eastbound throughout the remainder of the project. Construction of the Freeport Road (Route 3017) bridge began in November, 2017 and will be completed in the fall of 2018.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
The bridge replacement is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Armstrong County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
This bridge is referred to as JV-368 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.