Construction to Begin on Poplar Street Bridge in West Cocalico Township
Lancaster County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
Harrisburg, PA – Construction for the Poplar Street (Route 1053) bridge, spanning Cocalico Creek in West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Lancaster County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of May 15 and be complete in early-August. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along North 6th Street, South Ridge Road, Route 897 (West Main Street), South Peartown Road, and Greenville Road.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-271 and is one out 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 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 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.
Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Rory McGlasson, 484-408-0284.