Public meeting planned for New Milford Twp. bridge projects

The community is invited to attend a regularly scheduled township meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, to view plans and learn about the replacement of two bridges in New Milford Township.
The Route 11 bridge over Salt Lick Creek and the Old Lackawanna Trail (SR 1018) bridge over Beaver Creek are both scheduled to be replaced this summer as part of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
Important information including the construction schedule and traffic changes that are planned to take effect while the bridges are being replaced will be discussed at the meeting.
Outlined below are details of the bridges to be replaced and the public meeting:
*SR 1018 (Old Lackawanna Trail) bridge, spanning Beaver Creek in New Milford Township, Susquehanna County (JV-152);
*Route 11 bridge, spanning Salt Lick Creek in New Milford Township, Susquehanna County (JV-144).
The meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., at New Milford Township Building, 19730 Route 11, New Milford.
Representatives from Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) will be part of the township meeting agenda and will give a formal presentation. Representatives from PWKP and PennDOT will be available to discuss the bridge project and answer questions. Construction plans will be displayed for reference.
A letter announcing the start of construction will be mailed out two weeks in advance to all project stakeholders. Those interested in receiving this letter can sign up as a project stakeholder at the meeting.
These bridges are referred to as JV-152 and JV-144. They are two 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 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. 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 visit To learn more about public/private partnerships (P3) in Pennsylvania, go to
Requests for special needs or accommodations to aid public participation at this facility should be directed to Rory McGlasson at 484-408-0284.

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