Centre County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
UNIONVILLE BOROUGH – Construction for a South Eagle Valley Road (Route 3040) bridge in Centre County is scheduled to begin soon as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
The bridge spans Dewitt Run in the Borough of Unionville. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Centre County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of May 21 and be complete in mid-October. During this time, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-33 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.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov.
Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.