Construction for a Route 6 (Port Allegany Road) bridge in Potter County is scheduled to begin soon as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. The bridge spans Dingman Run in Coudersport Borough. Replacing the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from the list of bridges in “poor” condition.
Construction is expected to begin the week of July 30 and be complete in mid-August. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 872 (Dividing Ridge Road), Route 607 (W. Main Street), and Route 155 (Port Emporium Road).
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-79 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.