P3 Rapid Bridge Replacement Project in Pennsylvania
- Cultural Resources Literature Review
- Phase I Archaeological Survey
- Phase I Aboveground Survey
This public-private partnership (P3) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project was awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to the consortium of Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP). The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is taking advantage of the new P3 tool, signed into law in 2012, to address the state’s roughly 4,500 structurally deficient (SD) bridges. The project is an initiative to replace 558 aging bridges throughout Pennsylvania. Replacing the bridges will provide motorists with new, modern structures and allow PennDOT to remove them from their structurally deficient list. The bridges are primarily crossings on smaller state highways, many in rural areas, rather than interstate bridges or large river crossings.
Each of the bridges for the P3 project were assigned a unique number, JV#. ASC was responsible for completing the Section 106 process for over 300 bridges in the western half of Pennsylvania, specifically, in PennDOT Districts, 1-0, 2-0, 9-0, 10-0, 11-0, 12-0.