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Public-Private Partnerships

PennDOT operates one of the most ambitious and comprehensive public-private partnership (P3) programs in the nation. The featured projects bring value to Pennsylvania by significantly reducing poor condition bridges, supporting motorist safety, enhancing mass transit and rail service, and in some cases, generating new revenue to support future investment.

Planning work and federal environmental reviews has resumed for six bridge replacement projects proposed as part of the Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (MBP3)
Partnership 81 will provide safety and mobility improvements along a 7.5-mile corridor of I-81 near Wilkes-Barre.
The Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Stations (CNG) project provides cleaner fuel to transit agencies and includes access for private sector fleets at select locations.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is the largest bundled bridge project in Pennsylvania history, replacing 558 poor condition bridges.

P3 News

The P3 Board meeting that was schedulded for July 21 has been postponed.  Additional information will become available once a future date is set. 

P3 Board releases 2020-2021 report

  Download the Public-Private-Partnership Board Report 2020-21 report (PDF).

December 4, 2019

The project includes widening the Interstate to three lanes in both directions between Exit 164 to Exit 168, realigning 2.5 miles of I-81 southbound and replacing 8 bridges, as well as other related improvements. Safety and mobility improvements include eliminating a left-hand exit on I-81 northbound (Route 309) and addressing a substandard weave distance between SR 0029 and SR 0309 on I-81 northbound.