October 06, 2017
The Route 173 (Sandy Lake Road) bridge, which spans Mill Creek in New Lebanon Borough, Mercer County, that’s been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, is complete and open to traffic. Replacement of the bridge allows PennDOT to remove it from Mercer County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge reopened to traffic on Friday, October 6. Replacement work was performed by C.H. & D. Enterprises Inc. of New Stanton, PA.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.
This bridge is referred to as JV-13 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.