July 28, 2017
Bridge Closing Postponed for Route 233 Bridge over Conodoquinet Creek
Cumberland County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
Harrisburg, PA – The scheduled closing of the Route 233 (Doubling Gap Road) bridge over Conodoquinet Creek in Lower Mifflin and North Newton Townships in Cumberland County has been postponed. It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of July 31.
Construction is now expected to begin during the week of August 7 and be complete in late February 2018. 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-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.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit www.parapidbridges.com. Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at www.p3forpa.pa.gov or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.