Whites Run Bridge – SR 1023 – A10 – This project is a bridge replacement of the existing structure and associated approach roadway located approximately 100’ north of the intersection of SR 1051, Breakneck Road and extends north approximately 500’. The structurally deficient Steel I-Beam, Open Grid deck structure will be replaced with a P/S Concrete Box Beam, Concrete Deck superstructure. The new structure will be constructed on the existing horizontal and vertical alignment. Throughout construction, SR 1023 will be closed to all through traffic and a signed detour route will be in place. The contractor on this $779,026.41 project is Marricco Construction Company, Inc. with a tentative completion date of mid February 2010.
Update: Construction continues on the new bridge. Motorists should follow the posted detour until work is completed.
Bridge over Galley Run – SR 1031 – B10 - This project is a bridge replacement of the existing structure and associated approach roadway beginning approximately 500’ south of the intersection of SR 1038, Hickory Square Drive and extend north to the intersection of SR 1038, Hickory Square Drive. The structurally deficient T-Beam Bridge will be replaced with a Box Culvert structure. Throughout construction, SR 1031 will be closed to all through traffic and a signed detour route will be in place. The contractor for this $963,193.00 project is Mingo Creek Construction, LP with a let date of June 5, 2008 and tentative completion is expected to be in mid November 2009.
Update: This project is completed and open to traffic.
Evans Manor Bridge Replacement – SR 2027 B01 – This project is a bridge replacement of the Evans Manor Bridge, which carries SR 2027 (Connellsville Street) in North Union Township over railroad tracks and Cove Run Creek. The bridge is closed and all traffic over 5 tons is to use the posted detour. Traffic 5 ton and less may use the reconstructed Evans Station Road. Travelers must use caution through the construction area and posted detour because new traffic patterns have been established. The contractor on this $6.6 million job is Plum Contracting, Inc. The tentative completion date is late October / early November 2009
Update: Work continues for construction of the new bridge. Motorists should follow the new traffic patterns and be careful as construction equipment will be working in the area. A new traffic signal is in place at the intersection of Evans Station Road and Edison Boulevard. A new Stop sign is in place at the intersection of Evans Station Road and Jumonville-Coolspring Road. The bridge is closed and all traffic over 5 tons is to use the posted detour.
Memorial Bridge and Sixth Street Bridge – SR 119 12M –This is a bridge rehabilitation project that encompasses the Memorial Bridge which carries Route 119 over the Youghiogheny River Park, the River Train, the River and CXS railroad. It also covers the rehabilitation of the Sixth Street Bridge which carries Route 119 over Sixth Street in the City of Connellsville. This project is scheduled to be let in early April 2009, the project is expected to start in late May and will complete in late 2011. The contractor on this $14,053,149.70 project is Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. from Washington, Pennsylvania.
Update: Starting 6-22-09, a lane closure will be in place Tuesday thru Thursday until 7-6-09 for preliminary work leading up to the first phase of the Memorial Bridge construction.
George Creek Bridge – SR 3009 B10 –This project is for the replacement of the bridge that carries Route 3009 over Georges Creek in Springhill Township. It begins approximately 400 feet south off the intersection with Georges Creek Road and extends north to approximately 1,200 feet south of the Nicholson / Springhill townships border. The contractor on this $795,947.13 project is Marricco Construction Company, Inc. from McMurray.
Update: The project is progressing with ongoing work in preparation for the deck pour.
Dunbar Township Falls Avenue Bridge – SR 7204 FAB –This project is for the replacement of Dunbar Township Falls Avenue Bridge which carries Route 7204 (Falls Avenue) over Possum Run. The work will include the design, removal and replacement of the existing bridge. The contractor on this $792,689.18 project is R.L. Johnson Construction Corporation.
Update: No physical work has started on this project.
Slide Repair Route 711 – Springfield Pike – Connellsville Township. Motorist should anticipate delays and drive with caution when entering the work area. The contractor on this $1,161,987.72 project is HRI, Inc from State College.
Update: Traffic will be detoured between McCoy Hollow Road and Sandy Flat Road in order to allow crews to perform slide repair along Route 711 and will tentatively reopen on June 23. A posted detour that uses Routes 381, 711, 31, 982, and 119 will be utilized.
Fayette County – SR 119 20R – project that includes concrete patching. Anticipated completion is in mid to late July. The limits of the project are northbound and southbound 119 from Buttermore Blvd to the Everson Exit. The contractor on this $2,692,671 is Plum Contracting.
Update: This project is in its second phase and traffic patterns are restricted to single lanes in each direction.
Fayette County – Route 43 01R – this project is located in Georges Township and begins approximately half a mile north of the Route 43, Route 119 and Route 857 interchange (Exit 8) and proceeds north for 400 feet. It includes concrete patching, shoulder rumble strips and raised pavement markers.
Update: This area is down to one lane in each direction. The northbound lane has been poured and the shoulder is being formed to pour.
Point Marion Bridge Replacement – Route 88 A10 – This is a bridge replacement project over a major river crossing and it includes the replacement of an existing, five span, 810' bridge (Albert Gallatin Bridge) on a new alignment. The bridge is located between Greene and Fayette counties, at Point Marion, approximately 1.5 miles north of the West Virginia State line. The existing bridge is on a 90 degree skew and carries Route 88, which runs north and south, over the Monongahela River at river mile 89.8. Route 88 ties into Route 119 at Point Marion, connecting Uniontown in the north to Morgantown, West Virginia in the south. The let date for this project was October 11, 2007. The Point Marion Bridge Replacement Project began in January and is scheduled to complete in late 2009.
The contractor for this $20,971,655.40 project is Swank Associated Companies, Inc. from New Kensington. Traffic will be maintained on the existing bridge while the new structure is built adjacent and upstream. Motorists may encounter short-term traffic changes during the project such as when the roadway is realigned.
Update: Work is progressing. Erection of fabricated structural steel is continuing. Contractor is working on approach slab on West side of bridge. Snap-Tite liner 48" has been installed under Route 88. Grid decking on Span 1 is being placed. Maintenance of existing bridge is continuing as needed.
I79 Bridge Maintenance Contract – Franklin and Washington Townships, Greene County — Area motorists may encounter short-term delays on Interstate 79 between the Waynesburg and Ruff Creek Exits as preventative maintenance occurs on three bridges in that stretch. The first bridge scheduled for work is the Ruff Creek Bridge (northbound side of Interstate 79, first) beginning on May 11. The contractor on this $1,682,777.50 project is Mosites Construction Company and includes superstructure painting, spot painting, replacing seal dams and concrete repairs to piers and abutments on three bridges in Greene County. The maintenance on all three bridges will be completed by June 2010. The three bridges are as follows: (1) North and Southbound Interstate 79 over Route 188 - (immediately north of Route 21 interchange) near mile marker 14. Traffic will be reduced to one-lane in each direction. (2) The Township Road 575 Bridge over both northbound and southbound Interstate 79, near mile marker 16. This location will require short-term daylight only closures of inside shoulders.
Northbound and southbound Interstate 79 bridges over Route 221 at the Ruff creek interchange, near mile marker 19. Traffic will be reduced to one-lane in each direction.
Update: As of 6/16/09 -- The Contractor continued to work on containment at Ruff Creek Bridge north and south bound, and started blasting, and painting first coat of primer. Also started work at the Interstate 79 bridge South and North Bound, over Route 188, setting up containment, blasting, and laying out repairs at Pier # 5.
Muddy Creek Bridge 2 – SR 1021 – C 10 – This project is a full replacement of the existing structure located at the intersection of SR 1021 and TR 744, Municipal Road and extend approximately to a point 550’ south of the intersection of SR 1021 with SR 1023, Jacobs Ferry Road. The scope of work consists of the full replacement of the existing structure and associated approach highway. The bridge will be replaced with a structure that will continue to provide two lanes of travel. The new structure is anticipated to be constructed on the existing horizontal and vertical alignment with minimal widening to accommodate our design criteria. The absence of a reasonable detour will necessitate half-width construction that will provide a single travel lane to maintain two-way traffic flow. The contractor for this $ 1,462,394.90 project is Frank Gavlik & Sons, Inc. with a tentative completion date of December 31, 2009.
Update: All utility work is completed as of 6/12/09, We will be setting Concrete Box Beams on Friday 19, 2009 for Phase #1 construction.
Children’s Home Bridge Replacement – SR 188 D10 – This is a bridge replacement project that carries Route 188 over Ruff Creek in Morgan Township. The project is located directly adjacent to the intersection with Prison Road and approximately one half (1/2) mile north from the Franklin Township boundary and approximately one mile south of the intersection with Route 221. It consists of a full replacement of the existing structure and work on the approach roadways. Route 188 will be closed to through traffic and detoured. The posted detour will utilize Route 221, Route 19 and Interstate 79. This project will tentatively complete in late September 2009 and the contractor is Beech Construction, Inc from Carnegie for $1,004,551.32.
Update: The bridge was closed on 6/1/09 and the detour is in place. The posted detour uses Route 221, Route 19 and Interstate 79.
Route 21 from Paisley to the Masontown Bridge — SR 21 11R –This is a highway restoration project in Monongahela Township. The project starts approximately 1,000 feet west of the intersection of Roy E. Furman Highway (Route 21) and Carmichaels Road (Route 88) and continues east to the Hatfield Power Plant. It includes concrete patching, bituminous overlay, median guide rail replacement with concrete mountable curb and barrier, drainage. The contractor on this $3.7 million project is Gulisek Construction Company and the tentative completion date is in mid October, 2009.
Update: Construction work is currently progressing with concrete patching operations and various drainage work ongoing. Traffic is currently restricted to single lane, both eastbound and westbound on Route 21. Motorists will encounter changing traffic patterns at the intersection of Routes 21 and 88 beginning on Friday, June 19 at 8 pm through Sunday, June 21 at 8 pm, weather permitting. These weekend restrictions at the Paisley intersection will be in place so that the intersection can be rebuilt.
Detour routes will be posted and flaggers will assist in maintaining traffic flow through this area as the project progresses. Motorists need to slow down and be alert through the work zone.
Ten Mile Creek Bridge – SR 88 04M –This is a bridge replacement project for the bridge that carries Route 88 over Ten Mile Creek between Jefferson Township, Greene County, and East Bethlehem Township, Washington County. The new structure will be built next to the existing one. As part of this project, roadway improvements will be made to SR 88 and SR 2039 and the existing structure over Black Dog Hollow Run will be replaced. The structure on SR 88 is located on the Washington/Greene County border two (2) miles east of the Borough of Clarksville and one (1) mile west of the village of Millsboro. Since Ten Mile Creek is navigable stream, coordination with the United States Coast Guard is on-going. The new structure will provide increased vertical clearances for boat traffic and a Bike Lane/ Sidewalk will provide a crossing for the Greene Bike Trail. This project was let on December 23, 2008 to Clearwater Construction, Inc. for $9,361,790.67 and has a tentative completion date of mid December 2010.
Update: Water line relocation, drilling piling for temporary shoring, and the construction of the temporary bridge for Black Dog Hollow Road are progressing. Black Dog Hollow Road will be closed and a detour in place on Thursday 6/18 and Friday 6/19 to allow the temporary bridge be installed. Traffic will travel over the temporary bridge while the bridge on Main St (SR 2039) is constructed.
Jefferson Road Bridge II – SR 188 A10 –This is a bridge replacement project for the bridge that carries Route 188 (Jefferson Road) over the South Fork of Ten Mile Creek in Franklin Township and approach realignment. It is between the PennDOT shed and the ramp for Interstate 79. The project was let on December 23, 2008 to Plum Contracting, Inc. for $2,999,115 and the tentative completion date is mid October 2009.
Update: The replacement is in progress with no restrictions in place. Construction personnel are on site, please drive carefully.
Eastview Bridge – SR 18 V10 –This is a bridge project for the replacement of the existing two-span steel I-beam Bridge which carries Route 18 over the South Fork of Ten Mile Creek in Franklin Township. The project was let on December 18, 2008 and the contractor is Clearwater Construction, Inc. from Mercer for $1,879,000. The tentative completion date is Late December 2009.
Update: Traffic is restricted to one lane due to half width construction. Temporary traffic signals in place to accommodate traffic flow. Construction personnel are on site, please drive carefully.
Rudolph Run Bridge – SR 2001 A10 –This is a bridge replacement project that begins approximately 2,350 feet north of the West Virginia state line and extends north to approximately 1,300 feet south of the intersection of Route 2011 with John Hill road between Wayne and Perry townships. This project was let on December 11, 2008 and the contractor on this project is Mingo Creek Construction, LP for $792,152. The tentative completion is in late October / early November 2009.
Update: The contractor has completed excavation for both of the abutments and concrete placement for the footer, abutment wall, and one wingwall of the southern abutment.
Dry Tavern Bridge – SR 88 S10 –This project is for a structure replacement on State Route 88 in Jefferson Township. The project consists of replacing the bridge carrying Route 88 over Pumpkin Run and reconstructing the associated approach roadway. This project is tentatively scheduled to complete in late September 2009 and the contractor on this $999,801.40 project is C.H. & D. Enterprises, Inc.
Update: There will be two Construction Phases during this project with one lane closed on each phase. Phase #1 construction -- started forming and placing rebar in the floor for the box culvert.
I79 L55 - Longwall Mining Emergency Repairs - This project is located in Whitely Township of Greene County and involves three separate work areas on Interstate 79, beginning Friday, March 27, 2009. The first section to be completed is between mile markers 8 and 11, approximately 3 to 6 miles south of the I79 & SR 21 interchange at Waynesburg, exit 14. The scope of work here consists of building up the embankment in the median and outside swales. Lane restrictions will be in effect on both the northbound and southbound sides. The second section to be completed is at the Kirby interchange (I-79 & SR 2018), between mile markers 6 and 8. This work includes asphalt overlay of the north and southbound lanes of I-79, the northbound on-ramp, and the southbound exit ramp. Lane restrictions will be in effect on both sides and state police will be assisting the pace cars during the switching of these restrictions. We also anticipate 24-hour detours to the Mt Morris interchange approximately five miles south during work on the two ramps. The work being performed on the SR 2018 overpass will require shoulder restrictions at the piers along I-79 and traffic will be restricted to a single alternating lane on the bridge itself while the seals are being replaced. The third section to be completed is the minor rehabilitation of the SR 2030 overpass in mile post 5 of I-79 (approx 2 miles south of Kirby). At this time, we are anticipating only shoulder closures at the piers along I-79. On the SR 2030 bridge, accessed by township road T-409 from SR 19, an alternating single lane will be maintained during deck repairs and seal replacement. All work is scheduled to be completed by June 23, 2009. Lane Construction Corporation was awarded this contract with a bid price of $2,890,528.03.
1) Interstate 79 mile post 8.5 to 10.5, both NB and SB inside lanes closed. Message boards are in place. The first part of this part of the project is building up the median embankment, probably 2 weeks of work. The lane closures will then switch to the outside lanes (at least on NB side, SB may be opened at this point) to build up the embankment and extend the guide rail at the start of the area NB. All inlets within the new embankment will also have to be rebuilt to grade in the median and the outside swales.
2) Kirby interchange (Interstate 79 at Route 2018), roughly mile post 6.5 to 7.5 -- After we complete the above section, this area is going to be overlaid with several courses of asphalt to bring it up to original grade. It may involve flipping lane closures midday (for which we will have a state trooper assisting pace cars) and will almost certainly require 24-hr ramp detours for SB exit ramp, NB on-ramp. There will also be some minor structure work here, replacing seals, substructure repairs.
3) Interstate 79 mile post 5 to 5.5, both NB and SB -- This area's work is restricted to the 79 overpass, on Twp Rd T-409. We are replacing the seals on it and doing minor structural repairs. Depending on the extent, it could require lane closures on 79.
Updates: Lane Construction and their subcontractors will be finishing the grading, seeding & mulching, sawing & sealing, and thermoplastic pavement markings through Monday, June 22nd. All Work is scheduled to be completed and the four lanes opened to traffic by June 23rd.
Arden Bridge #1 – SR 4049 C11 –This project is for the replacement of the Route 4049 (North Main Street) Bridge over Chartiers Creek between Chartiers and South Strabane townships. It is adjacent to the Washington County Fairgrounds. The new bridge will be built just upstream (to the north) of the existing bridge and work will be completed in phases to maintain traffic through the corridor during construction. The at-grade railroad crossing just to the west of the bridge will be replaced by the railroad as part of this project and will require a short-term (approximately one week) detour to perform this task. The existing bridge will be removed in its entirety at the end of the project. The contractor on this project is Frank Gavlik & Sons, Inc for $1,814,690.47 and the tentative completion will be in late November 2009.
Update: Motorists can expect frequent delays of up to 15 minutes in South Strabane and Chartiers Townships near the Washington County Fairgrounds from Monday, June 15, through Wednesday, June 17. The traffic delays are required while utilities companies relocate poles and service lines to advance new bridge construction already in progress. The affected route is SR 4049 (N. Main Street).
The Arden Bridge is under the first phase of construction. Traffic is still using the existing 1 lane bridge. Message boards instruct motorists to alternate going across the bridge. Please do as instructed. Expect minimal delays.
Canonsburg Bridge # 2 – SR 980 B03 – The project is located in the Borough of Canonsburg. The project is to replace the bridge carrying SR 980 (Euclid Avenue) over Brush Run. The scope of work includes the replacement of the existing 2 lane bridge with minimal approach work, new guide rail, sidewalks. Starting on April 6th, traffic will be single lane and will be maintained through the project area with temporary traffic signals. Currently, flaggers are directing traffic as materials and deliveries are made. The temporary signals are in place. The contractor on this $1,066,161.18 project is Appalachian Industries, Inc. It will be under construction until approximately October 30, 2009.
Update: Currently in the first phase of construction. The work zone is limited to one lane of traffic. Traffic is being controlled by temporary signals. Expect minimal delays.
Mingo Creek Bridge and Froman Run Replacement – SR 1087-B11 – This project is for replacement of two structures, which are 500 feet apart in Carroll and Union Townships. One structure is over Mingo Creek and the other one is over Froman Run. The structures are to be reopened to at least one lane by the end of August. The bridge was closed to traffic on June 6th with a marked detour in place. Access to Little Mingo Creek Rd. (SR 1016) from Rt. 66 to remain open. The contractor for the $1,400,000 project is Beech Construction Inc of Carnegie, PA.
Update: The contractor closed SR 1087 on June 10th to complete the box culvert. This will result in a detour until approximately mid to late July 2009.
Buffalo Creek Bridge – SR 40 L10 – This is a bridge replacement project for the bridge that carries Route 40 over Buffalo Creek in Buffalo Township. The contractor on this $1,191,217 project is Carmen Paliotta Contracting and the tentative completion will be in May 2010.
Update: The project should start within the next 3 weeks – in early June. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane with a temporary traffic signal. There will also be a 10 foot width restriction and a 15 foot height restriction in place.
Zediker Station Road Closure – Bridge Replacement on Interstate 70 – SR 70 W20 – This project is for the replacement of the bridge that carries Interstate 70 (State Route 0070) over Zediker Station Road (State Route 1049 and Township Road 638). The project will also include the realignment of Zediker Station Road, and minor reconstruction of Lakeview Drive (Township Road 641) and Rankin Road (Township Road 630). This project is located in South Strabane Township. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 70 for the majority of construction. A detour will be in place during construction for Zediker Station Road. A detour will be in place for Rankin Road for approximately three (3) months in the summer of 2010. Traffic will be maintained on Lakeview Drive during the majority of construction. This $9,007,970.48 project will tentatively complete in late 2010. A new traffic pattern is in place on Interstate 70 eastbound, this temporary pattern will last about 2 to 3 months.
Update: Rankin Road (T-630) closed on June 8th, 7am for road relocation. The detour will follow the same route as the Zediker detour which is Route 136, Route 519 and Route 40.
Branch of Pigeon Creek Bridge – SR 2021 A10 –This project is for a structure replacement on Route 2021 (Pigeon Creek Rd.) in Somerset Township. It consists of replacing the bridge carrying Route 2021 over a Branch of Pigeon Creek in Somerset Township and reconstructing the associated approach roadway as necessary to safely tie into the new structure. The project was let on December 11, 2008 and the contractor is Frank Gavlik & Sons, Inc. from Charleroi for $1,016,687.08. The tentative completion date is late November 2009. The bridge will close on June 12
Update: The Demolition of the existing structure has started. The detour is in place and follows Pigeon Creek / Caldwell Road, Lincoln Road (SR 2010) and Route 917.
Deemston Bridge – SR 2011 D10 –This is a bridge replacement project for the bridge that carries Route 2011 (Martindale Road) over Plum Run in Deemston Borough. It includes widening the bridge and improving the alignment of the approaches. The contractor on this $695,728 project is Gary Metzinger Cement Contractor, Inc. Deemston Bridge closed 6-1-09.
Update: The Demolition of the existing structure and excavation for the footer has started. The detour is in place and follows Route 2011, Route 2024 (Buckingham Road), Route 2041 (Leonard Road), Route 2041 (Sandy Plains Road), Route 2039 (Main Street), Route 1013 (Marianna Road), Route 2049 (Clarksville Road), and Route 2022 (Barrs Run Road).
Donora Monessen Bridge – SR 1077 02M –This is a bridge rehabilitation project of the Donora Monessen bridge that begins on Route 3013 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County and continues to the county line where it becomes Route 1077 in Donora Borough, Washington County and ends just north of the bridge at the intersection of Route 837. It consists of replacing the existing concrete deck, superstructure repairs, bridge painting and repairing the bridge drainage. Traffic will be maintained in a single lane of traffic in each direction. The project was let on December 18, 2008 and the contractor is J.F. Shea Construction, Inc with a bid of $19,930.008.76.
Update: The project is in phase 1 of construction. The entire eastern side of the bridge has been removed with deck pans and reinforcement bars following. Night time deck placements are the norm. Please check the project message boards for the date and time of the placements. When traveling thru the project during these night time placements, please slow down and be aware of the flaggers.
Cross Creek Bridges – SR 4018 A10 – This project is for the replacement of two bridges over Cross Creek in Washington County. The apparent low bidder is Lane Construction Corporation with a bid of $2,460,112.95. This bridge has already been closed to traffic. There is a detour in place.
Update: The replacement of a bridge on Route 4018 (Meadowcroft Road) over Cross Creek started on June 15 and will tentatively complete in late October. This bridge, which was closed to traffic last summer, is located at the Independence – Jefferson township line, Washington County. It is about a half mile from the West Virginia State Line. After this bridge is replaced, the contractor will start work on a second bridge on State Route 4018 that is closer to Avella. The established detour uses Route 4029 (Cross Creek Road), Route 4027 (Cedar Grove Road), Route 4014 (Bethel Ridge Road) and Penobscot Road.
Westmoreland County – State Route 22 (B08) – This $35 million project is located in New Alexandria, Westmoreland County. The project includes the reconstruction of 22,066 feet of Route 22 from approximately 1500' east of Route 981 at New Alexandria to Route 982. This will be the reconstruction of existing two (2) and three (3) lane roadway to four (4)12-foot lanes of plain cement concrete pavement with an 18-foot non-traversable paved concrete median; the construction of a 20'x10' Box Culvert; installation of a traffic signal at Rushwood Road, and other miscellaneous construction consisting of paved shoulders, drainage and guide-rail, all within an overall project length of 4.20 miles. Contractor is Golden Triangle Construction Company. The anticipated completion date: August 2009. Contractor is crossing trucks which require stopping traffic at various times but no delays expected.
Update: Stone Jug Road West Entrance remains closed as contractor works on new Jughandle - East Entrance (Rushwood intersection) remains open for access. The new traffic signal at Rushwood Road intersection became operational on Thursday May 21, 2009. Along with this signal East bound traffic on the new East bound concrete roadway. West bound traffic remains n the new West bound concrete roadway as before. Minor delays may be encountered.
State Route 22 – from Route 982 to Westinghouse – Route 22 B09 – Derry Township Route 22 Highway restoration project of approximately 1.9 miles of existing three and four lane roadway to four 12-foot lanes of plain cement concrete pavement with an 18-foot non-traversable paved concrete median; the construction of an alternate structure; installation of a traffic signal at the Route 982 intersection; and other miscellaneous construction consisting of paved shoulders, drainage and guide-rail. The section of Route 22 is from the intersection of Route 22 with Route 982 to the intersection of Route 22 with Auction Barn Road. Traffic patterns were changed on April 17 and will remain in place for several months. The let date for this project was September 13, 2007 with a bid amount of $19,588,000.65. The contractor is Golden Triangle Construction Company, Inc. Tentative completion will occur in late August 2010.
Update: Starting on Monday, May 18, Livermore Road and Truman Road was closed at the State Route 22 intersection and detoured for approximately 90 days. Detour route is posted.
Westmoreland County – State Route 0022 (B10) – Westinghouse to Indiana County Line – This $33,999,521.97 project involves the reconstruction of approximately 2.5 miles of State Route 22, in Derry Township, from an existing two and three lane roadway to four 12-foot lanes of plain cement concrete pavement, with an 18-foot concrete median. A new bridge will be constructed over “Stoney Run” and a new traffic signal will be installed at the “Jonnet Road” intersection. The project also includes paved shoulders, drainage pipe and inlet improvements. The contractor is New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
Update: A single lane traffic restriction exists for both eastbound and westbound traffic, throughout the length of the entire project, from the Auction Barn Road intersection to the Indiana County line. Turning lanes are provided at all intersections. Westbound traffic has been shifted temporarily and crosses over the Conemaugh River Bridge on the east bound side. Westbound SR 22 is currently under total reconstruction. An 11 foot wide lane restriction is in effect until further notice. A reduced speed limit of 40 MPH is in effect. Motorists may experience intermittent delays. Please use caution while traveling through the construction project.
Turtle Creek Bridge – SR 4041 – E 10 – This is a design / build project that will replace the Turtle Creek Bridge. Construction has not begun on this project at this time. The let date for this project was May 15, 2008 and the contractor for this $ 1,259,145.00 project is Plum Contracting, Inc. Work will begin in 2009. The tentative completion date is in mid November 2009.
Update: This week the Phase I paving will be performed in preparation for the lane transfer onto the new bridge and the beginning of the Phase II construction.
SR 130 – 06R – North Greengate to Seton Hill –This $3,626,714 project on Route 130 in Hempfield Township and the City of Greensburg begins approximately 2,800 feet west of the intersection of Route 130 and Route 4002 (Locust Valley Road) and continues through the SR 130/Clopper Street Intersection and ends at the railroad tunnel near the entrance to Seton Hill College. The contractor is Tresco Paving Corporation.
Update: New traffic patterns have now been implemented. Motorists now travel along the inside lanes of the project at this time. The Contractor is finishing up the remaining repairs to the concrete roadway. Other work in this phase includes drainage adjustments, shoulder construction and asphalt placement. The project is on schedule to be completed by mid-August, 2009.
SR 4003 – B10 – Branch of Brush Creek Bridge – This is a project replacing the existing structure and associated approach roadway on Oakford Park Road. The structurally deficient concrete Steel I-beam Bridge will be replaced with a structure that will continue to provide two lanes of travel. The new structure is anticipated to be constructed on the existing horizontal and vertical alignment with minimal widening to accommodate our bridge design criteria. Throughout construction, SR 4003 will be closed to all through traffic and a signed detour route will be in place. The contractor for this $ 588,802.00 project is C.H. & D. Enterprises, Inc..
Update: This project is completed.
PA 780/TR 380 Intersection – SR 780 J10 –The project is located in Washington Township at the intersection of Route 400, also known as Traffic Route 380, and Route 780. The scope of work for the project involves installation of traffic signal at the subject intersection. The proposed traffic signal will be fully actuated with detectors placed in each of the roadway approaches. In addition, advance overhead flashing warning devices will be installed in both directions of Route 380. As per the request of Washington Township, overhead luminaries will be provided on the traffic signal poles to light the intersection. Finally, minor adjustment and/or additions will occur with the signing and pavement markings at this intersection. Traffic will be maintained throughout construction on all approaches. However, minor short term restrictions will occur during day time activities, which could result in some minor delays. The project was let on January 8, 2009. The contractor on this $234,439 project is Bruce & Merrilees Electric Company from New Castle and it is anticipated to be completed by mid October.
Update: The project started on May 11, 2009. Minor delays are expected.
Bridge over Slate Creek – SR 130 – S10 – This project which is located in Hempfield Township is a bridge replacement beginning at the intersection with Route 3123, Slate Run Road and extend east approximately 600’. The scope of work consists of full replacement of the existing T-Beam Bridge with a Box Culvert. Throughout construction, Route 130 will be closed to all through traffic and a signed detour route will be in place which utilizes Route 2017 (Beatty Road), Route 30, Route 1053 (George’s Station Road and Route 2013 (Slate Run Road). The contractor on this $968,348 project is Donegal Construction and the tentative completion is in late August 2010.
Update: Work on this project has started.
Coal Hollow Road Bridge – SR 3023 A10 –The project consists of replacing the bridge carrying S.R. 3023 over Pollack Run and reconstructing the associated approach roadway as necessary to safely tie into the new structure. The project was let on December 11, 2008 and contractor is Mingo Creek Construction, LP for $735,383.90. The tentative completion date is mid November 2009.
Update: Coal Hollow Road will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday, June 24, 2009. The road will remain closed until completion of the project. A traffic detour will be in place.
Laughlintown Bridge – SR 30 – K00 – This project is the bridge replacements of the Laughlintown Bridge which carries Route 30 over Laughlintown Run, and the Ross Mountain Park Bridge, which carries SR 1007 over the Tub Mill Creek. The replacements are being designed to provide adequate width for two lanes of traffic and to meet current load requirements. The contractor on this $1.6 million project is Russell Standard and the tentative completion is in late October / early November 2009.
Update: At the Ross Mountain Park Bridge, crews will continue work on construction of the northern abutment this week. At the Laughlintown Bridge, crews are preparing for the deck placement of the northern half of the structure, which is scheduled for Wednesday the 17th.
Loyalhanna Creek Bridge – SR 982 M01 –This project is for the replacement of the existing bridge on Route 982 spanning the Loyalhanna Creek immediately north of the cloverleaf interchange with Route 30 in Derry and Unity Townships and the City of Latrobe. Kayakers and Canoers are required to portage around the work area. The contractor on this $3,777,738.19 project is Beech Construction, Inc.
Update: Work continues for the construction of abutments 1 and 2.
Burrell Hill Bridge – SR 4013 A10 –This $3,325,401 project is located in the City of Jeannette, Penn Borough, and Penn Township, Westmoreland County. The project consists of the replacement of the three span bridge which carries S.R. 4013 over a dual track, high speed railroad facility currently owned by Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation. The structure and roadway will be on a new alignment approximately sixty-five feet west of the existing bridge, which will enable traffic to be maintained on the existing roadway during the construction of the project. The contractor is Plum Contracting, Inc. The tentative completion date is mid July 2010.
Update: Work has started on this bridge.
Parnassas Triangle Phase Two – SR 366 19R - project, located in the City of New Kensington, Westmoreland County, consists of reconstructing and widening Route 366 (Stevenson Boulevard) from two to four lanes between the intersections of Bridge Street and Route 56 (7th Street). This project includes replacing the traffic signals at intersections on Route 366 with Freeport/Bridge St and Fourth streets. In addition, the existing structure spanning the Little Pucketa Creek on SR 0366 immediately south of the 7th St intersection will be replaced. The contractor for this $8.1 million project is Norwin Construction with a tentative completion date of July 2010.
Update: Update: Norwin Construction began installation of pipe this week, temporary barrier is scheduled to be set adjacent to the westbound lane on Thursday the 18th. Bridge construction crews will continue pile driving operations, and preparation for concrete pours for the footers. Allegheny Power should be on site this week doing pole line relocations.
Route 1045 – A11 – Relocation Phase 2 - is located in Unity Twp., Westmoreland County and is the second and final construction phase to completing the relocation of Route 1045 (St. Vincent Drive).
The project begins at the Route 1045, Section A10 and St. Vincent College Access Road intersection and proceeds north for approximately 2,500 lf, intersecting via a roundabout with Beatty County Road (C-6409) and Monastery Drive (T-898). In addition to the newly constructed Route 1045 roadway, a new structure carrying Beatty County Road over Monastery Run will be built. Lighting will be provided at the roundabout. The let date for this project was April 17, 2008 and the contractor for this $2,892,906.00 project is Plum Contracting, Inc.
Update: The project has been completed. SR 1045, Beatty County road and Monastery Drive are now open.
Route 4006 / 4009 – Hempfield Township and Jeannette areas – a section of Routes 4006 / 4009 (Louis Road) in the Hempfield Township / Jeannette area is being milled and resurfaced for approximately the next two weeks. Traffic is being controlled by flaggers during this daylight operation.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects
SR 30 24R
PennDOT awarded a $2,206,007 contract to Derry Construction Co., Inc. of Latrobe, Westmoreland County for work on a section of Route 30 in Westmoreland County. The work includes resurfacing, installing concrete median barrier, adding left turn lanes at two intersections and upgrading drainage, guide rail, pavement markings and signing on Route 30 from Theater Street to PA 217, Unity Township.
Update: Contractor will continue drainage work in the median at this time. Motorists will encounter nightly lane closures Monday through Thursday night. All lanes will be open from 6AM to 6PM. Traffic pattern changes will occur through October 30.