May 22, 2017
Construction for a Honey Creek Road (Route 1002) bridge in Armagh Township, Mifflin County, is scheduled to begin next month as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Mifflin County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
The bridge spans Honey Creek about three miles northeast of the village of Reedsville. The existing bridge dates from 1909 and carries an average of almost 800 vehicles each day.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of June 5 and be complete in mid-August. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Old US Highway 322 (Route 1005), Hill Street, Sigler Street and South Main Street (Route 1001).
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-76 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.