Rapid Bridge Replacement Project in Fayette County
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is an $899 million public-private partnership (P3) between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP).
Through this initiative, 558 structurally deficient bridges will be replaced with newly designed structures, designed to last over 100 years.
With the P3 approach, the bridges can be replaced more quickly, reduce costs for taxpayers and minimize the impact on the traveling public. The bridges being replaced will be constructed quickly because of standardized designs and the ability to prefabricate many of the bridge components off site, which reduces construction time in the field.
Under the contract, PWKP is responsible for the finance, design, construction and maintenance of the bridges for a 28-year term. PennDOT retains ownership of all of the structures.