June 20, 2017
Construction for the Route 858 (Pennsylvania Avenue) bridge, spanning Gaylord Creek in Rush Township, Susquehanna 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 Susquehanna County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of July 3 and be complete in early September. During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 706, Route 267, Irish Hill Road (Route 4015), Main Street to Stone Street (Route 4014) and back on to Route 858.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-150 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.