December 12, 2016
Construction for the Route 87 (Loyalsock Avenue) bridge, spanning a tributary to Loyalsock Creek in Upper Fairfield Township, Lycoming County will be halted during the upcoming winter months. This bridge is being replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of the bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from the state’s structurally deficient bridge list.
Pre-construction work for the temporary roadway around the bridge was completed in fall 2016. In spring 2017, construction will resume with traffic utilizing the temporary roadway as the bridge is being replaced.
Two weeks prior to construction resuming, a press release will be distributed with full details of the schedule.
This bridge is referred to as JV-108 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.
Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: McKenzi Loid, 412-475-5164.