PennDOT Bridge Replacement Completed
The Southview Road (Route 4039) bridge, which spans Millers Run in Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County, has been replaced and reopened to traffic Sept. 24. The construction was part of the agency’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Program.
The Southview Road (Route 4039) bridge, which spans Millers Run in Mount Pleasant Township, Washington County, has been replaced by a longer, wider bridge that is designed with a 100-year lifespan, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Sept. 24. The construction was part of the department's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
Replacement work was performed by Thomas Construction, Inc. of Grove City, Pa.
This bridge is referred to as JV-539. It is one of the 558 structurally deficient bridges being replaced statewide within a three-year period under the $899 million Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, which PennDOT reports is the largest public-private partnership of its kind in the country. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.
The project is a public-private partnership 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 allows PennDOT to replace the bridges faster while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists.