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Friday, March 18, 2016

BREAKING: MEETING ON RT. 155 BRIDGES CANCELLED / CONTRACTOR EXPLORING ALTERNATIVES

Meeting on Bridge Replacement Projects on Rt. 155 In McKean County Cancelled

(Clearfield, PA) A public meeting that was scheduled for March 24 at the Port Allegany Fire Department Banquet Hall to discuss bridge reconstruction on SR 155 has been cancelled. 

The construction company that will do the work wants to take more time to develop and evaluate alternative plans for handling emergency vehicle traffic during the five weeks the bridges are scheduled to be closed.

Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), the company that will be replacing 17 McKean County bridges over the next two years, scheduled the meeting to provide information and get public input on three bridges planned for 2017 and one scheduled for this summer. 

Organizers have now decided to postpone the meeting until a solution to getting emergency vehicles around the closure could be developed and explained to local residents and emergency responders.

All four of the bridges planned for discussion are along SR 155 from the Potter County line to north of Turtlepoint.

The bridge replacements are part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, 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. 

As part of PWKP, Walsh/Granite JV will oversee construction. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.P3forPA.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team and how to bid on the project can be found at www.PARapidBridges.com.

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

Sounds like they never had any intention of listening to the public and local business owners. It's their way or the highway!

Anonymous said...



Let the National Guard put up a Bailey Bridge temporarily
until the new bridge is completed. Easily done as one of
the National Guard's training missions.

Anonymous said...

This country won the war because of are transportation means just sit down shut up and let it happen and it will all be over before you know it.

Anonymous said...

6:48 I like that idea. That is a win-win for everybody including tax payers.

Gary Brookens said...

Sounds like they still don't get it. It's not about just emergency vehicles being able to get through. It's about all traffic. Because there are several businesses on that stretch that will be shut down possibly permanently with five months of no business! They need to have a meeting and listen to the people. Or get the hell out!

Anonymous said...

How the hell will people get to work in port whom travel on 155 from the potter line? They better put up a temporary bridge by the softball fields!

Anonymous said...



All traffic can cross the Bailey Bridge and it can be put
up in a day or two.

Anonymous said...

poter 6:48 good ldle, that makes thing to easy so not gong to do it that way no pay off