PRESS RELEASE: June 25, 2018
Construction to Begin on Little Deer Creek Valley Road Bridge (Route 1015) Bridge in Indiana Township
Allegheny County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
Construction for the Little Deer Creek Valley Road bridge (Route 1015) bridge, spanning an unnamed tributary to Little Deer Creek in Indiana Township, Allegheny 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 Allegheny County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
(NOTE: Bridge replacement is just north of Crawford Run Road and an 1/8th mile south of the Railroad Tunnel. Crawford Run Road will NOT be closed.)
Construction is expected to begin during the week of July 16th and be complete in late August. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Creighton Russellton Road (Route 1026), Creighton Run Road and Butler Logan Road (Route 1019) and Tawney Run Road and Hite Road (Route 1014).
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-417 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the attached proposed detour map.