Hollidaysburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Mike Carroll and PennDOT District 9 Acting District Executive Vince Greenland, P.E. today discussed statewide transportation progress and highlighted this year's active and completed projects in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties.
"The Shapiro Administration has improved nearly 5,000 state roadway miles and completed hundreds of bridge projects this year, supporting safety and our economy across the Commonwealth," Carroll said. "Whether we're investing in communities or responding to emergencies, we will continue delivering for Pennsylvanians."
So far this year in the six-county region there were approximately 120 roadway miles paved and 344 bridges rehabilitated, repaired, or replaced by PennDOT and private-industry teams. Additionally, nearly 400 miles were seal coated to preserve roadway surfaces and nearly 11,000 line miles were painted.
Statewide from January through September, 4,357 roadway miles were improved, including 1,322 miles of paving. In the same timeframe, 515 state and locally owned bridges were put out for bid to be repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces. Additionally, 291 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed statewide through PennDOT's private-sector partners so far this year.
"We are thrilled to have Secretary Carroll here today and for the opportunity to highlight some of the vitally important transportation projects we have completed in 2023 and those that will continue into next year," Greenland said. "These projects reflect our ongoing dedication to build, maintain and enhance major and secondary corridors that allow travelers to safely and efficiently get to and from work, school and their daily activities throughout the year."
Notable projects completed in 2023 include:
- Resurfacing Interstate 99 from the Turnpike to Sproul/Claysburg, $10.5 million.
- Replacing four bridges/culverts on Route 96, $3.6 million.
- Rehabilitating the Route 4034 (Sarah Furnace Road) bridge over I-99, $1.6 million.
- Route 4027, Grazierville Truss rehabilitation, $3.4 million.
- Route 4015, Wopsononock Avenue Spring Run bridge replacement, $1.1 million.
- Route 36, Bridge over Route 2014 & Norfolk Southern rehabilitation, $2.7 million.
- Resurfacing U.S. 22 from Route 1011 to the end of the four-lane roadway, $2.8 million.
- Route 3016, Lulay Street to Demuth Street Corridor Safety Improvement, $8.5 million.
- Resurfacing Route 271 from Woodmont Road to Route 3037, $7.1 million.
- U.S. 22, Interchanges Resurfacing, Munster to Ebensburg, $7.6 million.
- Resurfacing Route 164 from Spring Hill Road to Blair County Line, $3 million.
- U.S. 30, Sideling Hill Mountain to Route 1007 Resurfacing, $3.9 million.
- Resurfacing Route 1001 (Cito Road) from U.S. 522 to Route 16, $2.8 million.
- Resurfacing U.S. 522 from Keystone Road to Mifflin County Line, $4 million.
- U.S. 219, Salisbury Rockfall Repair, $7.6 million.
- Resurfacing U.S. 30 from U.S. 219 to Route 281, $2.7 million.
- U.S. 219, Bridge Preservation, $1.2 million.
Notable ongoing projects continuing into 2024 include:
Bedford County: Resurfacing I-70 from Breezewood to Fulton County Line, $23.1 million.
Blair County: Resurfacing Route 4013 (Chestnut Avenue) from Tenth Street to Greely Street, $4.3 million.
Cambria County: Route 160, North Branch Little Conemaugh River Bridge Replacement, $4.8 million.
- I-70, Westbound Resurfacing, Amaranth to Bedford, $19.9 million.
- I-70, Eastbound Resurfacing, Amaranth to Bedford, $18.3 million.
- I-70, Amaranth to Maryland Line Resurfacing, $12.4 million.
Somerset County: Route 403 resurfacing, slide fixes, and bridge work from U.S. 219 to Route 985, $15.2 million.