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Posted on: November 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Public Meeting Planned to Discuss Bridge Replacements

November 21, 2017

Public Meeting Planned for Two Bridges over Newburg Run, Cumberland County

Bridges to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Harrisburg, PA The community is invited to attend a regularly scheduled township meeting on Monday, December 4, to view plans and learn about the replacement of the Route 696 (Turnpike Road) and Route 641 (West Main Street) bridges over Newburg Run in Hopewell Township and Newburg Borough, Cumberland County. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2018 as part of the 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.

Bridge:      Route 696 (Turnpike Road) bridge, spanning Newburg Run in Hopewell Township (JV-569).

During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a car detour along Route 696 (Turnpike Road), Route 997 (Enola Road), Three Square Hollow Road (State Route 4005) and Route 641 (Newburg Road).  Trucks will follow a detour along Route 696 (Turnpike Road), Route 997 (Enola Road) and Route 696 (Newburg Road).

Route 641 (West Main Street) bridge, spanning Newburg Run in Newburg Borough (JV-573).
During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 696 (Turnpike Road), Route 997 (Cumberland Highway/Enola

                 Road) and Route 641 (Newburg Road).

Location:    Hopewell Township Municipal Building, 415 Three Square Hollow Road, Newburg, PA 17240

Date:         Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  

Representatives from Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) will be part of the township meeting agenda and will give a formal presentation. Representatives from PWKP 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. Interested individuals, groups and organizations will be given the opportunity to sign up as a project stakeholder the night of the meeting.

These bridges are referred to as JV-569 and JV-573. These are two 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.

These 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 see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email

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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