Public Open House Set For Canoe Creek Bridge Replacement

Route 36 Canoe Creek BridgeINDIANA, Pa. (EYT) — The community is invited to a public open house from 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, March 21 regarding the replacement of the Route 36 bridge which crosses Canoe Creek in Bell Township.

It will be held at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, which is located in Mahoning East Civic Center.

The bridge is included in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.

The open house will be focused on important information including the construction schedule and traffic changes that are planned to take effect while the bridge is being replaced.

During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 119 and Rikers Road/Route 2009.

Representatives from Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners will be available to discuss the bridge project and answer questions.  There will be no formal presentation. Construction plans will be on display for reference.

A letter announcing the start of construction will be mailed out two weeks in advance to all project stakeholders.

You will be given the opportunity to sign up as a project stakeholder the night of the meeting.

The bridge is referred to as JV-391 and is one out of 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.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years.

The P3 approach allows PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly, while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To view the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit

Additional information on the project, the team and how to bid on the project can be found at

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