Construction to Begin on Route 6 Bridge in Hamlin Township

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – January 10, 2017 – Construction for a Route 6 (E. Main Street) bridge in McKean County, is scheduled to begin this month 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 McKean County’s structurally deficient bridge list.

The bridge spans Marvin Creek in Hamlin Township near the village of Hazelhurst.

Construction is expected to begin during the week of January 23 and be complete in late July. 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-57 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: McKenzi Loid, 412-475-5164.