In District 12, 48 projects are underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year, with a total value of $208.5 million. You can find weekly updates of planned department maintenance activities on the District 12 page.
From January 2022 through September 2022, 21 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed in the district through PennDOT's private-sector partners.
Bridges Repaired, Replaced, or Preserved*
Miles of Roadway Improved *
Million in Projects +
+ Underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year in District 12 | * From January 2022 Through September 2022
63 bridges were repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces through September 2022. 601 miles of roadway were improved by department or partner crews Through September 2022. This includes 148 miles of paving. See projects happening or planned near you at PennDOT's Project Website.
District 12 has put out 178 bridge projects and 271 projects for roadway and other improvement projects worth approximately $1.468 billion since January 2015.
Route 21 over Route 166 Project
Cost: $8.2 million
Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project
Cost: $55.2 million
I-70 and Route 51 Interchange Improvement Project
Cost: $120 million
This project consists of the replacement of the existing structure carrying Route 21 (Roy E. Furman Highway) over Route 166 including approach roadway along Route 21. In addition, Route 166 will be reconstructed (lower the vertical grade) beginning at the Route 166 and Route 8021 (Ramp B) intersection and ending at the Route 166 and Route 8021 (Ramp E) intersection. The project also includes upgrades to the drainage, installation of a stormwater management facility, signing and pavement marking, and guide rail upgrades. Several detours will be implemented for the Route 166 roadway improvements and other miscellaneous construction. Work began over the 2022 construction season. Phase one of the bridge has been demolished, abutment one and wings B and C have been poured, phase one bridge beams have been set, parapets have been poured, approach slabs have been poured, paving has been completed, and guiderail has been installed for Phase 1. The contractor has performed drainage work on Route 166. Utility relocation has also been performed. There is a single-lane traffic configuration in each direction of Route 21 through the work area and all detours remain in place. The project is anticipated to be completed in the Fall of 2023.
Cost: $8.2 million
County: FayetteMore About the District 12 Construction
Route 981, Section Q20 is approximately 4.5 miles and extends from the intersection of Route 981 and Route 819, just north of Mount Pleasant Borough, and ends near the intersection of Route 981 and SR 2023 in Norvelt, Mount Pleasant Township. Improvements consist of addressing sight distance issues and improve curves and grades throughout the project area. Route 981 travel lanes and shoulders will be widened in both directions, to include 12-foot travel lanes and eight-foot shoulders that can accommodate bicycles and pedestrians. The project was awarded to Walsh Construction Company and the Notice to Proceed was given on September 21, 2021. Construction completion is scheduled for Fall 2024.
Cost: $55.2 million
County: WestmorelandMore About the Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project
This project involves the widening and reconstruction of Interstate 70 along with the reconstruction of the Route 51 Interchange (Exit 46) to replace it with a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). To accommodate the new interchange, the project limits on Route 51 are 1 Â½ miles in length with approximately one mile involving reconstruction and widening. The project involves several intersecting roadways including the relocation of Finley Road and Route 981. Also included is work to improve nine structures, including two that will require coordination with Wheeling and Lake Erie and CSX railroads. Additionally, the project will include nine stormwater management basins, use of column supported embankments, steepened rock slope construction, incorporated sewer line construction, traffic signals, new interchange signing including overhead sign structures, pavement markings, guiderail, drainage, highway lighting, ITS relocation work, channel relocation, and other miscellaneous construction. Work began over the 2022 construction season and has included utility relocations, exploration of geotechnical data, clearing and grubbing, erosion and sedimentation control measures, as well as excavation for the relocation of Finley Road. In addition, the contractor has begun demolishing buildings, performing embankment work, excavating for stormwater basins, and performing structure work.â€¯Nighttime milling and paving operations on westbound and eastbound I-70 are occurring with single-lane restrictions. Jack and bore pipe operations have started west of the interchange while additional clearing and grubbing and erosion and sedimentation control measures are ongoing.
Cost: $120 million
County: WestmorelandMore About the I-70 and Route 51 Interchange Project
41 bridges were repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces in 2021. 588 miles of roadway were improved by department or partner crews in 2021. This includes 151 miles of paving.
PennDOT's Engineering District 12 is responsible for the state-maintained transportation network in this region. This includes 3,627 road miles and 2,339 bridges.
We also work with local governments, elected officials, stakeholders and the public on keeping people and goods moving safely and efficiently in this region.
State-Maintained Road Miles
* Filled salaried positions. Does not include wage jobs, which fluctuate seasonally.
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