September 11, 2017
Public Meeting Planned for Westmoreland County Bridge Project
Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
Uniontown, PA – The community is invited to a public meeting regarding the replacement of one Westmoreland County bridge included in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. The meeting will be focused on important information including the construction schedule and traffic change that is planned to take effect while the bridge is being replaced.
Outlined below are details of the bridge to be replaced and the public meeting.
Bridge: North 4th Street (Route 4007) bridge, spanning Bull Run in the City of Jeannette (JV-558)
During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a car detour along East Gaskill Avenue, 14th Street and Route 130 (Harrison Avenue).
A truck detour will be implemented along Oakford Park Road (Route 4003), Business Route 66 (Sheridan Road) and Route 130 (Harrison Avenue).
Location: Jeannette City Hall
110 S. 2nd Street
Jeannette, PA 15644
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 3- 4 p.m. for the Public Officials and from 4 - 5:30 p.m. for the General Public.
Representatives from Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners and PennDOT will be available to discuss the bridge project and answer questions. There will be no formal presentation. Construction plans will be on display for reference.
A letter announcing the start of construction will be mailed out two weeks in advance to all project stakeholders. You will be given the opportunity to sign up as a project stakeholder the night of the meeting.
The bridge is referred to as JV-558. It is one of 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 bridge replacement is part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, 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 allows 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 and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team, how to bid on the project or requests for special needs or accommodations to aid public participation at this facility can be found at www.parapidbridges.com or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email email@example.com.