|Armstrong completes many improvements this year |
Armstrong County, PA (Nov. 14) – PennDOT Engineering District 10 is pleased to announce a number of successful transportation improvement projects were completed this year in Armstrong County.
"This has been another great year for highway improvements in District 10. We have completed many projects that will help preserve and maintain our transportation system while improving mobility and safety for motorists and residents," George McAuley, Assistant District Executive for Construction, said.
The following summarizes some of the major accomplishments that occurred this year:
- $3.7 million Route 4023 Tarrtown Road Bridge – Construction was completed in October on this innovative bridge replacement project in East Franklin Township that replaced the bridge on new roadway alignment. The project used tire shreds to create a lightweight fill to construct bridge approaches. The prime contractor for the project is A&L, Inc. of Belle Vernon, PA.
- $2.7 million Route 28 Spaces Corners 3R (restoration, rehabilitation and resurfacing) - Work began in the spring for this project designed to improve safety and mobility on Route 28 north of Kittanning. The project will add an additional climbing/turn lane, resurfacing, paved shoulders, guide rail and drainage to Route 28 in Rayburn Township, Armstrong County. The prime contractor for the project is the Norwin Construction Company of Irwin, PA. The project will be completed next year.
- $3.6 million Route 66 Expressway PM (preventive maintenance) – Construction was completed this summer on this project that rehabilitated and restored Route 66 from the bottom of Indiana Pike Hill to Ford City. The project also included the restoration of three bridges. The Golden Triangle Construction Company Inc. of Imperial, PA, was the prime contractor.
- $3 million in contract surface improvement work was completed around the county this summer including key roadways like Route 422 and Route 56.
- $687,781 Route 1031 Limeback Slide Repair – Work was completed this summer to repair a slide that occurred south of Templeton in Boggs Township. The prime contractor for project was Joseph Vaccarello, Jr. Inc. of Carnegie, PA. The project realigned the roadway away from the slide area, which occurred downhill of Route 1031, and also widened, reconstructed, and resurfaced the roadway.
For more information on roadway construction, design and maintenance, access District 10's website at www.dot.state.pa.us/district10.