Pittsburgh, PA –The Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 11 today highlighted the 2021
construction season which included 75 projects worth over $320 million in
Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties.
“While major construction along the Route 28 and Interstate 79
corridors receives a lot of attention, the district has been very successful in
2021 at addressing smaller, impactful projects that affect our local
communities," said District 11 Executive Cheryl
highlights in the 2021 construction season for District 11 include:
have managed to deliver all of the projects with the highest degree of safety
for our workers, and quality to ensure sustainability into the future,” said
Assistant District Executive for Construction Jason Zang. “Some projects will
continue through the winter with work that is critical to maintaining the most
basic needs of our transportation system, such as roadway patching, and
landslide repairs, as well as preparatory work for the 2022 season.”
Notable projects completed in 2021 include:
Route 30 betterment
project between Lennox Avenue in Forest Hills Borough and Route 48 in
North Versailles Township in Allegheny County, $15 million;
(Constitution Boulevard) betterment project between Shenango Road in
Chippewa Township and Riverside Drive in Bridgewater Borough in Beaver
County, $12.59 million;
I-579 “Cap” Urban
Connector Project in Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, $29.62 million,
(Youngstown-Poland Road) improvement project in Mahoning and Union
townships in Lawrence County, $6.76 million;
Route 366 Tarentum
Bridge Ramp “B” rehabilitation project in Tarentum Borough in Allegheny
County, $4.17 million;
replacement project in Rankin and Swissvale boroughs, $12.41 million;
Bridge preservation project in West Mifflin Borough and the City of
Duquesne, $5.54 million;
project in Robinson, North Fayette, and Moon townships in Allegheny
County, $7.93 million; and
Route 88 widening
and bridge replacement project in Bethel Park in Allegheny County, $4.43
ongoing projects that will continue in 2022 include:
Route 28 Highland Park
Interchange Improvement Project to address an existing bottleneck, roadway
and ramp reconstruction, and improve safety in Allegheny County, $47.54
I-79 Neville Island Bridge
rehabilitation in Allegheny County, $42.2 million;
Route 837 East Carson Street
Safety Improvement Project in the City of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County,
resurfacing and bridge deck replacement in Allegheny County, $26.49
Route 2040 (Lebanon Church
Road) betterment project in Allegheny County, $11.69 million.
more information on current projects, those made possible by or accelerated by
Act 89, the state transportation funding plan, or those on the department’s
Four and Twelve-Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by
visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day,
provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information
and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for
iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter
alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence counties
about infrastructure in District 11, including completed work and significant
projects, is available at www.penndot.gov/D11Results.
Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.
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MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010