UPDATE: Wynnewood Rd. Bridge being Replaced; Road Closed 6 Mos.
(Press release from Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners)
The bridge carrying Wynnewood Road over the East Branch of Indian Creek in Wynnewood and Narberth Borough is scheduled to close for construction on Monday, June 11th, as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. (It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of June 4th.)
The project should be complete by the end of 2018. In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
The Wynnewood Road bridge averages more than 9,300 daily vehicles. Built in 1934, the single-span concrete, solid slab bridge will be replaced with a new single-span culvert. Replacement work will be performed by Allan Myers of Worcester, Pa.
Drivers will be directed to follow a detour along U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) and U.S. 1 (City Avenue). Residents on Woodside Avenue in Narberth will be detoured around the bridge along Maple and Chestnut avenues. Residents of Parkview Drive in Wynnewood will follow a detour along Clover Hill and Williams roads.
This bridge is referred to as JV-218 and is one 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 impact on motorists, PennDOT states.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit www.parapidbridges.com. Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at www.p3forpa.pa.gov or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.