In District 9, 77 projects are underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year, with a total value of $100.9 million. You can find weekly updates of planned department maintenance activities on the District 9 page.
From January 2022 through September 2022, 17 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects was 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 9 | * From January 2022 Through September 2022
38 bridges were repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces through September 2022. 195 miles of roadway were improved by department or partner crews through September 2022. This includes 54 miles of paving. See projects happening or planned near you at PennDOT's Project Website.
District 9 has put out 262bridge projects and 370 projects for roadway and other improvement projects worth approximately $865.6 million since January 2015.
I-70 Breezewood to Fulton County Line Improvements
Cost: $18.8 million
Cost: $7.8 million
Route 3011 (Franklin Street) Improvements
Cost: $4.1 million
The 3.5-mile project is for the pavement preservation of I-70 and intersection widening and improvement work at the I-70/Route 30/Sheetz intersection all within Bedford County.
The I-70 east bound lanes will be rebuilt and have an auxiliary lane added at the Route 30 intersection. A portion of the lanes will be rebuilt with prefabricated concrete panels. When this takes place there will be a short-term detour of I-70 EB traffic onto South Breezewood Road. The highway will be repaved with asphalt from the Fulton County line to Breezewood.
There are six structures within the I-70 mainline scheduled for preventative maintenance. All signage will be upgraded including three new overhead sign structures, and the guiderail is being upgraded along the entire project length.
Approximately 50 corrugated metal pipes from Breezewood to the Maryland state line will be re-lined with Geopolymer spray lining. Also, there will be signage upgrades along Route 30 and the Turnpike connector road to assist with truck traffic.
The $18.8M project is scheduled for completion in June 2023. The project contractor is Cottles Asphalt Maintenance, Inc.
Cost: $18.8 million
The Geistown corridor improvement project extends 1.75 miles from the Bedford Street/Penrod Street intersection in Stonycreek Township to the Scalp Avenue/Luray Avenue intersection in Richland Township.
On Bedford Street from Penrod Street to Lulay Street and on Scalp Avenue from Lamberd Avenue/Demuth Street to Luray Avenue, the pavement will be resurfaced and a two-way left-turn lane will be added within the existing roadway area by removing through lanes. The two-way left-turn lane will provide safer access to properties and minor streets along the corridor. The existing cloverleaf interchange on Scalp Avenue at Belmont Street will be replaced with an an-grade, single lane roundabout and the existing bridge will be removed. Sidewalks will be constructed around the roundabout and along roadways in the vicinity of the roundabout. Four traffic signals near the end of the lifespan will be replaced, and two others will have minor modifications to support the lane reconfiguration.
A variety of traffic control measures will be used throughout this project. All four legs of the roundabout are currently open and in use. Paving operations and signal upgrades will take place during the 2022 construction season.
This work is being done by Swank Construction Co. of New Kensington. The project will be completed mid-November of 2022.
Cambria County: $7.8 million
Cost: $7.8 million
County: CambriaMore About the Geistown Roundabout
This work will improve a half-mile section of Route 3011 (Franklin Street) between the intersection with Route 3002 (Southmont Blvd.) and the intersection of Route 403 (Valley Pike) in the City of Johnstown, Cambria County.
The overall project consists of corridor updates including sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, drainage, valet parking relocation, signage, lighting, paving and landscaping as well as any miscellaneous construction.
Most work is taking place under flagging operations. But there will be six 72-hour daytime detours in the 2022 construction season.
Mele & Mele & Sons, Inc. of Braddock, PA is the contractor on this $4.1 million project.
This project began last construction season and was completed in mid-October 2022.
Cost: $4.1 million
43 bridges were repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces in 2021. 479 miles of roadway were improved by department or partner crews in 2021. This includes 111 miles of paving.
PennDOT's Engineering District 9 is responsible for the state-maintained transportation network in this region. This includes 3,934 road miles and 2,081 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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