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Shapiro Administration Highlights 95 Miles Paved and 64 Bridges Repaired or Replaced in Southwest PennDOT District 12 During 2023 Construction Season


Uniontown, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is closing out a successful construction season, having worked productively in tandem with private-industry teams on 80 active projects – 58 of which were completed this year.

The southwest PennDOT region – encompassing Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties – repaired or replaced 64 bridges and paved 95 roadway miles in 2023, and its 80 active projects have a contract value of $450 million. A total of 54 projects, including three local projects and several multi-modal local projects, were or will be let this year at a cost of $198 million.

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.  

"District 12 is proud of the locally sourced, manufactured, and constructed bridge and roadway improvements we were able to deliver for our customers in 2023. We are excited to get started with the equally challenging portfolio of scheduled projects within our four counties in 2024," said PennDOT Assistant District 12 Executive for Construction Bill Beaumariage. "We could not accomplish this without the talent and dedication of our local stone queries, asphalt, concrete and steel fabrication plants, union halls, construction and consulting firms."

Notable projects completed in 2023 include:

Fayette County:

  • Reconstructing the bridge carrying Route 21 (McClellandtown Road) over Route 166 (Ronco Road/North Main Street) at the Masontown interchange in German Township, $8.3 million.
  • Repairing slides throughout the district, $3.5 million.
  • Reconstructing Route 1037 (Pittsburgh Street) over Trump Run in the City of Connellsville, $815,000.

Greene County:

  • Improving Interstate 79 guiderail, $7.9 million.
  • Repairing I-79 centerline joints, $6.8 million.
  • Reconstructing the bridge carrying Route 21 (West Roy Furman Highway) over Grinnage Run in Gray Township, $3.4 million.

Washington County:

  • Reconstructing Route 18 and upgrading in the City of Washington, $10.3 million.
  • Reconstructing the Route 1019 (Bebout Road) and Route 1010 (Valley Brook Road) intersection to a roundabout configuration in Peters Township, $2.3 million.
  • Resurfacing Route 18 (Henderson Road/Avenue) from Route 50 (Avella Road/Main Street) in Mount Pleasant Township to Route 844 (Jefferson Avenue) in the City of Washington, $8.4 million.

Westmoreland County:

  • Reconstructing Route 119 (Third/Fourth Streets) in Hempfield Township, New Stanton and Youngwood boroughs, $10.3 million.
  • Reconstructing and improving safety on Route 356 in Allegheny Township, $15.9 million.
  • Reconstructing the bridge carrying Route 3007 (Fayette Street) over I-70 in North Belle Vernon Borough, $7.2M.

Notable ongoing projects continuing into 2024 include: 

Fayette County:

  • Reconstructing the McCray Robb Bridge carrying Route 711 (West Crawford Avenue) over the Youghiogheny River in the City of Connellsville, $11.5 million.
  • Replacing the bridge carrying Route 2040 (Main Street) over Redstone Creek in the City of Uniontown, $7 million.
  • Reconstructing the historic Dunlap Creek (Cast Iron) Bridge carrying Route 4003 (Market Street) over Dunlap Creek in Brownsville Borough. $7.5 to $10 million

Greene County:

  • Reconstructing Route 19 (Richhill/Greene, Morris/Main Streets) through Waynesburg Borough, $11.9 million.
  • Reconstructing the bridge carrying Route 21 (West High Street) over Tollgate Run in Franklin Township and Waynesburg Borough, $3.4 million.
  • Rehabilitating roadway on Route 21 (West Roy Furman Highway), east of Waynesburg Borough, $4.9 million.

Washington County: 

  • Upgrading traffic signals and pedestrian facilities in Charleroi Borough, $4.3 million.
  • Reconstructing the Route 1019 (Bebout Road) and Route 1002 (East McMurray Road) intersection in Peters Township, $4.1 million.
  • Preserving roadway on Route 88 (Front Street) in Fredericktown, East Bethlehem Township, $4-5 million.

Westmoreland County:

  • Reconstructing and realigning Route 981 (Mount Pleasant/Calumet/Pleasant Unity Roads) between Unity Township and Norvelt, Mount Pleasant Township, $56 million.
  • Reconstructing the Route 51 and I-70 interchange in Rostraver Township, $121 million.
  • Reconstructing the Edmon/Salina Bridge carrying Route 1060 (Bridge Street) over the Kiskiminetas River and Norfolk Southern Railroad in Salina, Bell Township, $35 to $40 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. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following local alerts on X

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Information about infrastructure in District 12, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 12 Accomplishments and PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at PA Transportation Projects

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Contact: Laina Aquiline, or 724.415.3748

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1 & 2:  Washington County:  Route 1019 (Bebout Road) and Route 1010 (Valley Brook Road)
3:  Westmoreland County:  Route 119 (Third/Fourth Streets)
4 & 5:  Westmoreland County:  Route 356


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