September 21, 2017
the Route 173 (Sandy Lake Road) bridge, spanning Mill Creek in New Lebanon Borough, Mercer County, is scheduled to begin 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 Mercer County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of September 25 and be complete in early October. During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 358 (Greenville Sandy Lake Road), Sheakleyville Road (Route 1011), Lake Wilhem
Road (Route 1009) and Georgetown Road (Route 1014).
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
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.