Harrisburg, PA – The community is invited to view plans for the replacement of the Poplar Street bridge over Cocalico Creek in West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. Poplar Street is officially designated as State Route 1053. The construction work scheduled to replace this bridge in the spring is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
Interested parties can visit the West Cocalico Township building to review the plans for a two-week period. Outlined below are details of the plans display and bridge to be replaced.
Bridge: Poplar Street, (SR 1053) bridge over Cocalico Creek in West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County (JV-271)
Location: West Cocalico Township building
156B West Main Street, Reinholds, PA 17569
Dates: Friday, February 3, 2017 through Friday, February 17, 2017
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A letter announcing the start of construction will be mailed out two weeks in advance to all project stakeholders. Those interested in receiving this letter can sign up as a project stakeholder at the plans display at the West Cocalico Township building.
The Poplar Street bridge is referred to as JV-271 and is one out of 558 bridges being replaced statewide under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.
The bridge replacement is part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, 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 allows PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly, while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.
To view the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project visit www.parapidbridges.com. To learn more about public/private partnerships (P3) in Pennsylvania, go to www.p3forpa.pa.gov.
Requests for special needs or accommodations to aid public participation at this facility should be directed to Rory McGlasson at 484-408-0284.