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Shapiro Administration Wraps Up 2023 Construction Season in Pittsburgh Area


Pittsburgh, PA –The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 11 today highlighted the 2023 construction season, which included $297 million in infrastructure investment in Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence counties.

“PennDOT District 11 thanks our customers for their patience again this season, as we wrap up a nearly $300 million construction program for the region," said District 11 Executive Jason Zang, P.E. “Thanks to our team and industry partners, many critical infrastructure projects were delivered to restore the condition of our assets and increase the efficiency and safety of our complex transportation network.”

Statewide from January through November, PennDOT improved 6,531 roadway miles, including 2,237 miles of paving. The miles improved have already surpassed the 2022 total of 6,414. Through November this year, 587 state and locally owned bridges were put out for bid to be repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces. Additionally, 453 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed statewide through PennDOT's private-sector partners so far this year.

Overall highlights in the 2023 construction season for District 11 include: 

  • 48 projects put out to bid;

  • Approximately 782 miles of paving and roadway maintenance;

  • 41 bridges repaired or replaced, including nine in poor condition; and

  • 59 slides repaired.

Notable projects completed in District 11 in 2023 include: 

  • Route 28 betterment project in northeast Allegheny County, $27.6 million.

  • Interstate 79 Neville Island Bridge rehabilitation in Allegheny County, $42.2 million.

  • Route 30 Ardmore Boulevard (Brinton Road to Yost Boulevard) betterment project, $13.7 million.

  • Route 50 Chartiers Creek Bridge replacement, $10.7 million.

  • Route 60 Thornburg Bridge preservation, $3.1 million.

  • Route 4070 Wildwood Road Bridge replacement, $5.9 million.

  • I-79 (Neville Island to I-279) roadway resurfacing and bridge deck replacement in Allegheny County, $26.4 million.

  • Route 3007 Brodhead Road (Frankfort Road to Allegheny County) in Center Township, Beaver County, $12.1 million.

  • Route 3082 Clinton Frankfort Road Bridge replacement in Independence Township, Beaver County, $2.9 million.

  • Route 422 betterment project in Pulaski and Mahoning townships, Lawrence County, nearly $5.3 million.

Notable ongoing projects continuing in 2024 include: 

  • Route 28 Highland Park Interchange Improvement Project to address an existing bottleneck, roadway and ramp reconstruction, and improve safety in Allegheny County, $47.5 million.

  • Route 885 Boulevard of the Allies/I-376 Interchange Improvements, $35.4 million.

  • Route 3027 Smithfield Street Bridge preservation, $8.4 million.

  • Route 3014 McKees Rock Bridge Phase 2 preservation, $22.4 million.

  • Route 8 (Northtown Square to Butler County) betterment project, $13.5 million.

  • Route 1038 New Kensington Bridge preservation, $24.5 million.

  • Route 2048 William Penn Highway roadway resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project, $23.8 million.

  • I-79 (Neville Island to Moon Run) roadway resurfacing and bridge deck replacement in Allegheny County, $43.9 million.

  • Freedom Road Upgrade in Beaver County, $21.7 million.

  • Route 65 (18th Street to Route 588) betterment project in Beaver County, $6.2 million.

  • Route 65 (Savannah Road to Croton Avenue) in Lawrence County, $7.6 million.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 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.

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Contact: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010

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