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PennDOT District 12 Construction Updates

09/24/2015

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US 22 Corridor Signal Upgrade – This project is to update the vehicle detection and signal equipment and institute an adaptive signal system through the US 22 corridor (William Penn Highway) on 19 signals in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties between the PA Turnpike and PA 66. The following intersections are included in the update:  Municipality of Monroeville – Route 22 & Cochran Drive, Route 22 & Old William Penn Highway, Route 22 & Elliot Road, Route 22 & Northern Pile, Route 22 & Golden Mile Highway/Alpine Drive, Route 22 & McClure Road/Cavitt Road, Route 22 & Old William Penn Hwy/Plaza Drive.  Municipality of Murrysville: Old William Penn Hwy & Vincent Hall Road/Sardis Road, Route 22 & Vincent Hall Road/Trafford Road, Route 22 & Gates Ave/Reed Blvd, Route 22 & Branthoover Cutoff, Route 22 & Tarr Hollow Road, Route 22 & School Road, Route 22 & Cline Hollow Road, Route 22 & Cozy Inn Cutoff, Route 22 & Triangle Lane, Route 22 & Harrison City Road/Berlin Farms Road, Route 22 & Manor Road/Mellon Road.  The contractor on this $1.8 million project is Bronder Technical Services, Inc.
Update:  The contractor is currently installing miscellaneous equipment for the new adaptive signal system. Motorists may encounter short term lane closures at the above intersections from 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Thursday.  The contractor will also perform work from 7 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 5 pm on side roads which will not affect mainline Route 22 traffic flow.
 
 
Fayette County
 
Masontown Bridge – SR 21 A10 – The contractor on this $49.6 million bridge replacement project is Brayman Construction Corporation. This project includes roadway approach work on the Greene and Fayette County sides. The bridge carries Route 21 between Masontown Borough and Monongahela Township. The old bridge was imploded on September 28, 2013.
Update: The contractor is currently placing concrete parapets and median barrier on the bridge.  Contractor is also preparing the roadway for final pavement.  Single lane restrictions will be in place during various operations.  Please pay attention to the message boards leading into the project as they will give current updates. 
 
Coal Lick Run Bridge – SR 51 A10 – This project is for the replacement of a bridge on a section of Route 51 (Pittsburgh Street) that goes over Coal Lick Run in the City of Uniontown.  The contractor on this $1.4 million project is Plum Contracting, Inc.
Update: Construction for the new bridge is currently underway. 
 
Route 40 at New Salem Road – Route 40 30R – This project is for the improvement of the intersection of Route 40 at New Salem Road. The limits of work will begin on Route 40 approximately 500’ west of the intersection with New Salem Road (Route 4006) and extend eastward to approximately 800’ east of the same intersection with New Salem Road. In will include the addition of dual 150’ westbound left turn lanes along Route 40 at the intersection of New Salem Road (Route 4006). The roadway improvements will also widen Route 4006 to allow for the receiving of the dual lefts along with new traffic signal at the intersection. Drainage, guiderail and signing will also be part of the project.  Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015 and complete in September 2015. The contractor on this project is Michael Facchiano Contracting, Inc. for $2,091,417.73.
Update: Contractor is continuing working on Traffic Signals, setting new poles and mast arms, at the intersection of SR40 and SR4006 New Salem Road. Motorists need to be prepared for traffic pattern changes. There will be delays on Saturday 9/26/15 and Saturday 10/3/15, due to the contractor is placing wearing course and line painting during the daylight hours on Route 4006 (New Salem Road) and route 40.  There will be lane restrictions and delays throughout the day near the Uniontown Mall, and Sheetz intersection between the hours of 7AM to 6PM.
 
Thompson Crossing to the Mall – Route 21 J10 – This project is for the widening of Route 21 from Thompson Crossing to the Mall. The project includes widening and reconstruction of Route 21 to provide two through lanes and a Center left turn lane. There will also be improvements to intersecting roads, rehabilitating structure spanning Bypass and upgrade traffic signals, signs, pavement markings and guide rail. It will continue into the 2016 construction season with a tentative completion in Dec. 2016. The contractor on this $18 million project is Golden Triangle Construction Company, Inc. from Imperial, PA.
Motorists will encounter daylight lane closures on a section of Route 119 northbound and southbound between the Route 40 (Main Street) exit and the Route 21 (McClellandtown Road) exit in South Union Township, Fayette County. Work will continue until late December. The closure will be in place to allow crews to make repairs to the bridge that carries Route 21 over Route 119.
Update: Utility companies and their sub-contractors continue to perform relocations of the overhead and underground facilities throughout the project. The prime contractor has started phase 2 of the SR 21 bridge work over SR 119.
 
Torchlight Intersection Improvement – SR 40 136 – This project is for the improvement of Route 40 at the intersection of Dearth Road and Canistra Road. Restrictions will be in place so that reconstruction of the existing intersection can occur by relocating Route 4000 (Dearth Road) and Canistra Road. It will include widening and reconstruction of Route 40 to accommodate left turn lanes, and updating the pavement markings, guide rail, signing and other miscellaneous construction.
The contractor on this $7.4 million project is Independence Excavating Inc. and is expected to be completed by July 2016. Daylight lane restrictions will occur on Route 40 at the intersection with Dearth and Canistra Roads in Menallen Twp.,  through Wednesday, Dec. 31 weekdays from 7 am to 5 pm.
Update: The motorist may still encounter lane restrictions on East and West-bound SR40. The contractor is in Phase # 4 Construction, working on driveway adjustments, excavating, placing 2A-Stone and Asphalt for Phase #4 widening on SR40. Also performing earthwork throughout out the project limits.
 
Route 119 Pechin Road to Bell Drive – SR 119 23R – This project is to resurface 4.35 miles of Route 119 from Pechin Road to the Wal-Mart in Dunbar Twp. This is a concrete overlay project. Consideration for the Fayette County Fair has been taken and the roadway is scheduled to be open at that time.  The project will tentatively complete in late September 2015. The contractor on this project is Golden Triangle Construction Company, Inc. for $7,245,693.50.
Update:  Motorists need to be prepared for traffic pattern changes. Contractor is continuing working on the following items: Sawing and Sealing concrete roadway/mountable curbs, Traffic Signals foundations setting new Poles, ADA Ramps, Signing and Delineators, Rumble Strips, Line painting, Guide Rail, General clean-up.
 
Rehoboth Church Road over Lutz Run and Abandoned Railroad – SR 4046 D10 – This project is for the replacement of a bridge that carries Rehoboth Church Road over Lutz Run and an Abandoned Railroad in Washington Township. It involves the replacement of the existing six-span concrete T-beam bridge with a proposed structure consisting of a two-span stressed concrete spread box beam bridge having spans of 60’ and 80’. The contractor on this $1.4 million project is Gregori Construction, Inc. The detour will use Route 4046 (Perryopolis Road), Route 4019 (Redstone Church Road), Route 4042 (Hamer Road), Route 4040, Route 201, and Route 4044 (Johnson Hollow Road / Perry Avenue).
Update:  The contractor is completing epoxy rebar and formwork placement and tentatively placing concrete on 10-1-15 for the 2 span bridge deck.
 
Route 166 Pavement Preservation – SR 166 03R – This project is for the preservation of Route 166 between Route 21 and Route 4002 (Ralph Road) in German Township.  The contractor for this $2.9 million project is Golden Eagle Construction.  The project includes base repair, milling, resurfacing, drainage work, tree trimming, milled rumble strips, signage, delineation and guide rail on this two lane roadway.  It is scheduled to complete in mid-September.
Update: Completed.
 
12-15-SI1 – Fayette County Surface Improvement – This is a surface improvement contract with Golden Eagle Construction Co. totaling $3,794,160.95 for certain sections of various State Routes in Fayette County. Construction consists of milling, asphalt courses, base repair, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction on all or portions of the selected State Routes. The description and location of the included SR’s are as follows:
•Route 40 (Brownsville Borough) – Lane Bane Bridge to near Sixth Avenue
•Route 40 (South Union Twp.) – Northgate Hwy to Route 119 Bypass – Completed.
•Route 2040 (South Union Twp., City of Uniontown) – Route 119 Bypass to Mt Vernon Avenue
•Route 201 (Perry Twp., Washington Twp., Fayette City Borough) – Route 51 Cloverleaf to Fayette City
•Route 819 (Vanderbilt Borough, Dunbar Twp., Dawson Borough) – Route 201 to Railroad Street
•Route 906 (Belle Vernon Borough) – Fifth Street to near Interstate 70
•Route 3014 (Georges Twp.) - Big Six Rd, from Route 119 to Dry Knob Road (Route 3029)
•Route 3029 (Georges Twp.) – Big Six Rd, from Route 857 to Dry Knob Road (Route 3014)
Updates:
Route 40 (Brownsville) – The patching operation and diamond grinding are completed. The contractor is to paint cross walks and stop bars within the next couple of weeks.
Business Route 40 Resurfacing – completed
SR 3014 and 3029 Big Six Road – Completed except for 2nd application of paint lines.
SR 906 and 3029 – Completed except for 2nd application of paint lines.
 
 
Greene County
 
 
 
 
Surface Improvements – This is a surface improvement contract with Golden Eagle Construction Co. totaling $3,218,410.40 on certain sections of various State Routes in Greene County. Construction consists of milling, asphalt courses, base repair, pavement marking and other miscellaneous construction on all or portions of the selected State Routes.  The description and location of the included SR’s are as follows:
·        SR 0018 (Franklin and Center Twp’s.) Rogersville to East View
·        SR 0021 (Cumberland Twp.) Bailey’s Crossroads to Kovelcheck Rd. (completed)
·        SR 0188 (Franklin Twp.) Morrisville to I-79
·        SR 1021 (Cumberland Twp., Carmichael’s Borough, Franklin Twp.) Bailey’s Crossroads to Cumberland Village
·        SR 2010 (Dunkard Twp.) Newtown to PA 88
Update:
SR 0018: The contractor will be milling Route 18 through Rogersville and performing any required base repairs, as well as paving, leveling and wearing courses. 
SR 188 – This route is complete except for the 2nd application of paint lines. The contractor will be installing raised pavement markers on Friday September 25 during daylight hours. Traffic will be down to a single lane controlled by flaggers. 
SR 2010 Holbert Stretch Road – This route is complete except for the 2nd application of paint lines.
SR 21 – The contractor will be installing raised pavement markers on Friday September 25 during daylight hours. Traffic will be down to a single lane controlled by flaggers.
 
 
 
 
Washington County
 
Interstate 70 Interstate 79N to Route 136 Interchange Project – Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) 70 T20 – The contractor on this $51.3 million project is Golden Triangle Construction Company, Inc.  This project is for the first Diverging Diamond Interchange in Pennsylvania and is situated at Interstate 70 from the North Junction with Interstate 79 to Route 136 (Beau Street) Interchange in East Washington Borough and South Strabane Township, Washington County.
 
This project is the first phase of the Department’s plan to provide three lanes in each direction on Interstate 70 between the I-79 North and South Junctions.  This particular project involves the widening of Interstate 70 from two lanes to three lanes from the North Junction to the Beau Street interchange.  The project also involves the widening of the I-70 westbound ramp to I-79 northbound to two lanes at the North Junction (Exit 18) and the reconstruction of the Murtland Avenue Interchange (Exit 19).  The Beau Street Interchange (Exit 20) at the eastern end of the project will remain as it exists today.  Route 19 between the Oak Spring Road and the Trinity Point Drive intersections will be upgraded as part of the interchange reconstruction.  The Department has retained the firm of Gannett Fleming Inc. to conduct the engineering design.
 
The existing cloverleaf interchange at the Murtland Avenue is being reconstructed into a DDI. The DDI is a newer type of interchange design that will cross traffic on Route 19 to the opposite side of the roadway within the interchange.  The primary benefit of the DDI will be to move traffic more efficiently through the interchange.  Although this is anticipated to be the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, over thirty DDI have been implemented in the United States with more than 100 DDI are in study or design phases in a total of 44 states. The reaction to each of these has been positive.
Update: Interstate 70 eastbound between Interstate 79 and Beau Street -- Eastbound through traffic (left lane) is switched to the westbound lanes.  This traffic switch over is near the north junction and cross back to the eastbound side near Beau Street. This will allow for the reconstruction of the eastbound roadway and bridges, with a scheduled completion date of Nov. 30. Through traffic will use the left lane and will not be able to exit at Route 19 Murtland Avenue Road. The right lane will have access to all ramps to Route 19, with an 11 foot lane restriction which will be in effect. There is a 10 foot lane width restriction for traffic using eastbound lanes. Traffic on SR-19 is move to north side of roadway so reconstruction on 19 south can be completed .The bridge over SR19 Eastbound bridge beams have been blasted and primed and have been re-set for future bridge deck which should be placed in the month of October, South bound lanes on SR19 have been milled and being prepped for paving.
 
Interstate 70 / Route 481 Interchange – SR 70 10J – This project is for the reconstruction of I-70 at PA 481 interchange (Monongahela/Centerville Exits) as well as removal of SR 2035 (Crossridge Rd) structure and improvements to T-465 (Kennedy Road), located in Fallowfield Township, Washington County. It includes replacing the structure that carries I-70 over Route 481 in addition improving the interchange. The contractor on this project is Gulisek Construcion LLC.
Update: Four lanes of traffic will be maintained on Interstate 70.  Aside from a short term detour, at least one lane of traffic will be maintained on Route 481 during construction.  Contractor has had SR 481 closed and detoured to replace a box culvert.  SR 481 will open to traffic on Friday.   Contractor has started relocating Pigeon Creek, continues installing E&S measures, excavation, and placement of embankment in the infields of the ramps
 
Interstate 79 / Interstate 70 Interchange – South Junction Project – SR 79 20H – The contractor on this $35.2 million project is Golden Triangle Construction Company This project consists of constructing a new 2-lane northbound / westbound fly-over ramp, replacing the Vance Station Road (Route 2002) structure over I-79 and westbound structure over the Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVRR), rehabilitating the eastbound structure over the AVRR and the dual structures carrying I-70 over I-79 at the South Junction Interchange.  A major fork will be constructed to merge northbound I-79 traffic with I-70.  The I-70 mainline pavement will be milled and paved.   This project is no longer is rehabilitating the dual structures carrying I-70 over I-79 at the South Junction Interchange.  In lieu of rehabilitation the structures, crews will be replacing with a box culvert thus eliminating future maintenance costs associated with bridges.  Work is continuing on the construction of the box culvert and will continue into the fall of 2015.   Four lanes of traffic are to be maintained during construction during peak periods.  Short term detours may be required during bridge demolition and beam placement.   The total project length along I-79 and I-70 is 9,000 ft. in South Strabane Township.
Update:   The contractor performed the demolition of the EB structure that carried SR 70 over SR 79 this past weekend and will demo the WB structure this weekend.  During demolition SR 70 will be single lane in each direction for the entire weekend.  The contractor will place wearing on SR 70 EB & WB in the structure area Monday & Tuesday evenings.  Traffic will be single lane. 
 
SR 70 Bentleyville Interchange: This project involves the total reconstruction of Interstate 70 from approximately ¾ mile west of the Ginger Hill interchange (Exit 32-A) extending east approximately ¾ mile west of the Bentleyville interchange (Exit 32-B). The Contractor on this $75,894,753.83 dollar project is Golden Triangle Construction Company, Inc. The project includes the widening of Interstate 70 to provide a wider median; lengthening and reconfiguring ramp acceleration and deceleration lanes; replacement of the bridge carrying I-70 over SR 2040, Pigeon Creek, and Norfolk Southern Railroad; replacement of the bridge carrying PA Route 917 over I-70; and secondary roadway improvements. This work will occur in Washington County within the Borough of Bentleyville, and Somerset and Fallowfield Townships.  Completion is scheduled for December 2018.
Update:   Utility relocation work is currently ongoing on various secondary roads within the project. This includes utility pole relocation on SR 2040 (Wilson Road) and SR 917 (Pittsburgh Road). Beginning the week of Monday September 21st crews will begin work on SR 2040 (Main St. and Wilson Road). The Contractor will begin widening this road and motorists will experience single lane flagging. Beginning the week of Monday September 28th, the Contractor will begin night time work on I-70 east and west bound. This work involves line paving and shifting traffic to accommodate temporary barrier on the outside shoulders. This will allow the Contractor to work on embankment on either side of I-70 thru winter. No actual work is scheduled for Interstate 70 lanes, at this time. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling thru the construction project. 
 
Ginger Hill Intersection – Route 136 136 – This project improves the intersection of Route 136 and Route 917.  (PA 136/SR 1087 (Main Street/ Ginger Hill Road) intersection PA 136/PA 917 (Main Street/Pittsburgh Road) intersection PA 917/SR 1067 (Pittsburgh Road/Cracker Jack Road) intersection.  It is estimated to complete in late September 2015. The contractor on this $2.2 million project is Allison Park Contractors, Inc.
Update: Contractor is working on placing signs, driveways, seeding, and performing general clean up.  All work is being performed during daylight hours and the public may experience some short term lane closures with flaggers.  Project is scheduled to be complete by September 24th.
 
Country Club Road / Pike Street Intersection – SR 1009 C10 – This project is for the improvement of the Route 1009 (Pike Street) and Route 4049 (Country Club Road) Intersection.  The contractor on this $2.1 million job is Frank Gavlik & Sons, Inc. The project involves the widening of Route 1009 (Pike Street) and Route 4049 (Country Club Road) to both provide turning lanes and improve the turning radius for trucks utilizing the intersection.  The project will also replace both the existing traffic signal and the at-grade railroad crossing that exists within the intersection.  
Update: The project will complete in May 2016. Motorists will encounter intermittent day and night time lane closures while the project progresses.
 
Route 519 / Brownlee Road Intersection Improvement – SR 519 138 – This project is to improve the intersection of Route 519 and Route 1055 (Brownlee Road). The contractor on this $5 million project is Allison Park Contractors, Inc. from Allison Park.
Update: Thomas-Eighty Four Road closed Monday 21st and will be closed until October 5th while the contractor realigns the road into the roundabout.   Excavation, grading, drainage, and concrete work will also be performed.  Please follow the posted detour: SR 519 to SR 1051 Wilson Road to SR 1006 Linden Road to SR 1055.
 
 
Route 1023 Bridge over Chartiers Creek – SR 1023 000 – This project is for the replacement of the bridge that carries Route 1023 (Linden Creek Road) over Chartiers Creek in N. Strabane Township. It is scheduled to complete in November 2015. The contractor on this $1.45 million project is Marricco Construction Company, Inc. The detour is posted and uses Route 1023 (Linden Creek Rd.) and Route 1006 (Linden Rd.). Travelling public should watch for posted signs.
Update: Currently working on barrier.  Will start roadway work within two weeks. The detour is posted and uses Route 1023 (Linden Creek Rd.) and Route 1006 (Linden Rd.). Travelling public should watch for posted signs.
 
Chartiers Creek Bridge #61 – This project is for the replacement of the bridge that carries South Wade Avenue over Catfish Creek in the City of Washington.  This project includes replacement of the existing bridge structure with a box culvert, and updating sidewalks and approaches.  The contractor on this $923K project is Independent Enterprises, Inc. and completion is scheduled for October 2015.        
Update: The bridge remains closed as construction of the new structure progresses.
 
Interstate 70 – Belle Vernon / Speers Bridge – SR 70 22M – This bridge preservation project is on the bridge that carries Interstate 70 across the Monongahela River between Washington and Westmoreland counties. This project consists of the preservation of the Belle Vernon Bridge, which carries I-70 over the Monongahela River, Route 88 and Route 906, two railroads, and local streets. The bridge work includes full painting, steel truss member repair, substructure repair and an epoxy deck overlay. In addition, there will be concrete pavement patching and rock slope repair for approximately half a mile on both approaches to the bridge. This project will be constructed primarily in 2015 and 2016, with some minor off-line work finishing in early 2017.It will have single lane restrictions at times during the project. The contractor on this $20 million project is Titan Industrial Services.
Update:  Single lane restrictions from 9 am to 3 pm during the week.  Currently there is no work at night. Operations include the continued concrete repairs to the bridge piers and continued installation of bridge painting containment devices and materials.
 
PA 481 / Pigeon Creek Bridge - SR481-K00 -   The project is for the replacement of the existing single span Steel Thru-Truss structure over Pigeon Creek with a Concrete Box Beam structure, reconstructing the approach roadway, and updating the guide rail, pavement marking and signing in Carroll Township. The project begins approximately 300 feet south of the SR 481/SR 2023 (Van Voorhis Road) intersection and ends 200 feet north of the SR 481/SR 2023 (Van Voorhis Road) intersection. The length of the project is 400 feet. A detour will be utilized during construction. There will also be a lane restriction at the intersection of SR481 and SR2023 throughout the entire project construction. Construction is scheduled to begin on 4-1-15 with a tentative completion date on 11-17-15. The contractor on this $1.6 million project is Frank Gavlik and Sons.
Update: Route 481 is closed in the area of Route 2023 (Van Hoorhis Road) in order to allow crews to replace the bridge that carries Route 481 over Pigeon Creek. The bridge closure will be in place until Nov. 17. Along with the bridge closure there will also be a 10 ft. lane restriction north of the bridge at the intersection of Route 2023 and Route 481. A marked detour is in place using Route 2025 (Coyle Curtain Road) and Route 88.
 
Surface Improvements – This is a surface improvement contract with Golden Eagle Construction Co. totaling $5,289,253.86 on certain sections of various State Routes in City of Washington, East Washington Borough, and South Strabane Township, Washington County. Construction consists of milling, asphalt courses, base repair, pavement marking and other miscellaneous construction on all or portions of the selected State Routes.  The description and location of the included SR’s are as follows:
·        SR 0018 (Washington City) Maiden St. to city limit
·        SR 0019 (Amwell Township) I-79 to US-40 in Laboratory
·        SR 0837 (Carroll Twp to Donora) SR 88 Fisher Heights to Scott St. in Donora
·        SR 1006 (Union Twp. To Nottingham Twp.) Coal Bluff Rd. to SR 1053 Thomas Rd.
·        SR 1079 (East Washington Boro) SR 136 Beau St. to SR 19 Murtland Ave. 
·        SR 1083 (Washington City) SR 18 Main St. to SR 40 Jefferson Ave.
·        SR 2001 (Washington City) Fitzwilliams St. to SR 18 Park St.
·        SR 4049 (Washington City) SR 1083 Chestnut St. to Sherrard Dr. 
Update: Work began on Wednesday July 15 from 6:30 pm to 6:30 am Monday thru Friday with a tentative completion date of Friday August 28. Work will begin on Route 18 and Route 2001 (S. Main St. & Park Ave.), proceeding to Route 1083 (Main St. and Chestnut St.), then to Route 4049 (N. Main St.) with Route 1079 (North Ave.) The order of roads is tentative.  ADA Ramp work will continue throughout these routes.
·         SR 837 – The contractor is placing ADA ramps on this route during daylight hours.  Traffic should move unimpeded through the work zone.  The contractor is tentatively set to resume work on the remainder of this route once the water company finishes replacing their water line around Fisher Heights.  This work will be done during daylight hours with traffic down to a single lane controlled by flaggers. 
·        SR 1006 – The contractor will be placing binder leveling and wearing course from approximately SR 88 west to the first set of railroad tracks in Finleyville.  The work will be done during daylight hours with traffic down to a single lane and controlled by flaggers. 
 
12-13-DOI-SI4 – Washington County Surface Improvement: This is a surface improvement contract with Lindy Paving, Inc. totaling $15,304,483.85 for certain sections of various State Routes in Washington County. Construction consists of milling, superpave asphalt courses, base repair, concrete patching, pavement marking and other miscellaneous construction on all or portions of the selected State Routes in Washington
County. All work to be performed within an overall project length of 277,210 feet (52.50 miles). The description and location of the included SR’s are as follows:
SR 0088 – From Highland Drive (California Boro) through all boros/townships for entire length (23.98 miles) to Brownsville Rd Extension – SR 1033 Union Township.
SR 0136 – From Main Street (City of Washington) through all boros/townships for entire length (18.32 miles) to Route 88 (City of Monongahela)
SR 0980 – From Greenside Avenue (Canonsburg Borough) through all boros/townships for entire length (9.57 miles) to Lincoln Avenue – SR 4012 (McDonald Borough)
SR 0481 – From near Progress Street to Route 88 (City of Monongahela
Update: Raised pavement markers are being placed where needed.
·        Route 88 – The contractor will milling, performing base repair, and placing leveling and wearing course on SR 88 (Wood St.) from 3rd St. to SR 2073.  This will occur during daylight hours and traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers.  The contractor will be milling and paving a tie-in at the bottom of Elco Hill, this work will be performed during daylight hours and will be single lane with traffic controlled by flaggers.  The contractor is currently performing patching work on SR 88 in Charleroi with traffic reduced to a single lane and controlled by flaggers during daylight hours.  The contractor will also be performing thermoplastic paint lines and legends at the intersection with Coyle Curtain Rd. during daylight hours.  
·        Route 136 – Paving operations are completed on this route. The contractor will be performing shoulder back-up from approximately Brownlee Rd. to I-70.  This will occur during daylight hours and traffic will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flaggers.  Expect delays.
·        Route 980 - The contractor is also placing raised pavement markings on SR 980 from Canonsburg to McDonald.  This will be done during daylight hours on a rolling basis.  Traffic will be controlled by flaggers.  Expect delays.
 
Route 3003 01M Bridge Preservation –This project is for bridge preservations on Route 3003 (Dry Ridge Road) over Dog Run and over Buffalo Creek in Donegal Township.  Work is scheduled to begin on Monday July 13 and continue through Friday October 16. The closure will be in place to allow for preservation of a single lane bridge (Dog Run Bridge) in Donegal Township and the (Buffalo Creek Bridge) in Independence Township. The two structures are approximately 800 feet apart. Rehabilitation of the bridges will including deck and concrete repairs, painting and debris removal.   A marked detour will be in place utilizing Route 40, Route 3005, (W. Liberty Road), and Route 3003 (Dry Ridge Road).The contractor on this $694,496 project is Gregori Construction.
Update:  Contractor Gregori Construction will be working on the bridge over Dog Run.  Working on placing guiderail.  The deck over Buffalo Creek has been repaired and painting should be completed within a week.  There is a full detour in effect, motorist should watch for posted signs.
 
Route 837 Concrete Patching – SR 119 25R – Concrete patching will occur on Route 837 and Route 1077 in Donora starting the week of September 28. The project begins at the Northern end of the Stan Musial Bridge and extends approx. 1000 feet to the east and 1400 feet to the west on SR837 WB and the associated ramps onto/off of the bridge. Lane closures begin at 8:00 pm and must be removed no later than 8:00 am the following morning. Traffic will be controlled yb flagmen and signage. This is part of a $1.6 million concrete patching contract that has worked on various routes in District 12. The contractor is Swank Construction Company.
 
 
 
 
 
Westmoreland County
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Interstate 70 – New Stanton Interchange – I70-Q10 – This project includes the closure of the two existing and closely spaced New Stanton and Hunker interchanges and the construction of one new interchange located approximately 1600 feet west of the existing New Stanton interchange. The new interchange will be a diamond interchange with roundabouts at the ramp intersections. Project includes widening and reconstruction of Interstate 70 for approximately 1.8 miles. Interstate 70 will be widened to provide a third lane in each direction (i.e. auxiliary lane) for 2,900 feet between the existing Turnpike interchange and the new interchange. To provide a connection to the new interchange, Bair Boulevard will be extended to Pennsylvania Avenue. Existing routes including Bair Boulevard, Center Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue will be reconstructed with the project. Also included is the construction of South Rachel Drive, which will be a new connector road between Byers Avenue and Bair Boulevard. Project also involves structure related work as follows: Replacement of existing SR 3093 (Center Avenue) spanning I-70, New Structure on I-70 spanning Bair Boulevard (at new interchange), construction of new retaining wall along Bair Boulevard adjacent to Fairfield Inn and rehabilitation of existing SR 3093 structure spanning Sewickley Creek (SR 3093). The two existing structures, I-70 structure at Hunker Interchange and Pedestrian structure will be demolished and removed with the project. Additionally, the project will include geosynthetic reinforced slope system, traffic signals, new interchange signing including overhead sign structures, pavement markings, guide rail, drainage, highway lighting, ITS relocation work, utility relocation, park and ride lot construction, stormwater mitigation, stream relocation, and other miscellaneous construction. The contract has been awarded to Joseph B. Fay Company of Russellton, PA for 58.5 million dollars. This large complex project will be completed by November 2018.
Update: The contractor must maintain two lanes of traffic on I-70 EB/WB and on SR3091 (N.Center Ave) at all times. Single lane restrictions will only permitted at night between 8pm-6am. Contractor is currently performing layout work, clearing and grubbing, and E&S controls throughout the project limits during daylight shift. Continue placement of temporary asphalt widening/shoulders on I-70 WB/EB t prepare or phase changes. All this paving will be done as night work - stoppages and delays will occur during these construction operations.
 
Route 30 – Beatty Crossroads to St. Vincent – SR 30 28R – This project is to resurface Route 30 from Beatty Crossroads to St. Vincent Drive. It begins approximately at Route 2017 (Beatty Road and ends approximately 270 feet west of Route 1045 (St. Vincent Drive). It consists of milling and resurfacing, guiderail upgrades, signing and pavement markings upgrades, minor drainage upgrades, washout repairs, traffic signal replacement at the Route 30 / Beatty Road, Sandy Hill Road intersection. Construction will take about 6 months and will begin in the spring of 2015.
Updates:  Currently working on traffic signal replacement at Beatty Cross Roads. All work should be completed within the next few weeks. 
 
Route 119 at Route 819 – 119 A02 – The existing is a diamond configuration grade-separated interchange with Route 819 passing over Route 119 on a narrow three-lane bridge. The new five-lane bridge will be constructed slightly off-line. To improve the interchange efficiency the Route 119 southbound ramps will be reconfigured. This project also involves replacing the structure carrying Route 819 over Sherrick Run, constructing new bridges carrying the reconfigured Route 119 southbound ramps over Sherrick Run, reconstructing the Route 119 northbound ramps, and other miscellaneous construction while maintaining Route 819 and Route 119 traffic with minimum disruption. The project is contracted to Golden Triangle Construction Co. Inc. for $23.1 million. The project currently has a November 2015 completion date.
Update:  Work continues on the SR 819 mainline concrete pavement. The concrete overlay on SR 119 north bound and south bound travel lanes has been completed and the ramp deceleration and acceleration lanes are being constructed as well as the SR119 shoulders. The arch culvert phase 2 work as begun with diverting the stream and excavating for the footers.
 
Route 906 Rockfall Repair in Rostraver Twp. – SR 906 06R – The contractor on this $5.6 million project is Gulisek Construction, LLC. The project involves tree and rock removal along Route 906 between Monessen and Webster;  Route 8062 Ramp reconstruction between Route 906 and Route 3013 (Vance DeCais Highway) and concrete patching of Route 3013.   Completion is scheduled for August 2015.
Update: Work continues on the Route 8062 Ramp between Route 3013 (Vance Dei Cas Highway) and Route 906. Tentatively scheduled for the week of September 28st, traffic will be directed onto the new concrete pavement. This schedule is weather dependent. Single lane traffic will still be maintained in each direction. Motorists are asked to use caution when travelling thru the work zone.
 
Surface Improvements – 12-14-DOI-SI5 is performing milling, joint repair, base repair, levelling and paving operations on SR 130 starting in Penn Township from the PA Turnpike Bridge (Intersection off Sandy Hill road and Pleasant Valley road) to Altman Road, SR 4004, in the city of Jeannette. Work will be done during daylight and will involve single lane closures with flagger controlling traffic. Expect delays during construction while this road is being repaired.
Update: This project is working on the construction of ADA ramps in Trafford borough on Route 130 and Route 993. The contractor will be starting on Route 130 at the intersection of Sandy Hill Road and mill, patch and pave to Trafford Borough. All operations will be during daylight hours with single lane closures and traffic controlled by flaggers. They will also mill, patch and pave on SR 993 in Trafford Borough from Bruce Street to SR 130. These two roads will be done concurrently. Expect single lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic flow. Work on these roads is expected to start as soon as utility contract is completed. The utility is currently working in that area.
 
Surface Improvements – 981 SIP – Subcontractors Quaker Sales and Donegal Construction is continuing on Route 711 from Ligonier to Seward. Single lane traffic controlled by flagmen will be in affect during working hours (approx. 6:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Update: Work on Route 711 includes the completion of concrete curb ramps in Ligonier Borough, the completion stone shoulder backup, seeding and mulching of previously placed topsoil and general cleanup duties along the almost 18 miles of roadway.
 
Route 982 over Route 30 Bridge Replacement – SR 982 N10 – This is for the replacement of the bridge that carries Route 982 (Latrobe Street) over Route 30. It involves the demolition and removal of the existing single span, four lane bridge structure with a two span, four lane bridge structure that spans US Rt. 30 in Unity Township, The project was awarded to Gulisek Construction, LLC in the amount of $3,964,622 and should complete in November 2015.
Update:  Route 982 traffic has been shifted and is now travelling across the newly completed half of the bridge over SR 30. Work is continuing on the construction of the remaining half of the new bridge. SR 30 traffic will have to be interrupted for the delivery and installation of the new bridge beams. The SR 30 closure is scheduled for Wednesday night September 23rd into Thursday morning September 24th between the hours of 12 Midnight to 5 AM. At this time, all East bound SR 30 traffic will be detoured via SR 981 thru Latrobe to SR 1020 (Industrial Boulevard) to SR 217 back to SR 30. All West bound SR 30 traffic will be detoured off ramp to SR 982 to SR 1020 (Industrial Boulevard) to SR 981 back to SR 30. The Contractors progress on the beam removal and any weather delays will determine how many nightly closures will be needed for this work.  The exact date will be weather dependent. Also, two ramps remain closed during construction. The ramp from SR 982 south bound to SR 30 east bound is closed and the ramp from SR 30 west bound to SR 982 south bound is closed. The posted detour for the SR 30 west bound off ramp to SR 982 south bound is SR 30 west bound to SR 982 north to SR 1020 (Industrial Boulevard) to SR 981 south bound to US 30 east bound and the SR 982 off ramp south bound. The posted detour for the SR 982 south bound on ramp to US 30 east bound will be SR 982 north bound to SR 1020 (Industrial Boulevard) to SR 217 south bound to the US 30 intersection at the Kingston Bridge. In addition, SR 30 traffic lanes continue to be shifted to accommodate the construction of a Pier in the median at the SR 982 Bridge. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling thru the construction project.
 
Derry Borough Bridge – SR 217 – This is a bridge replacement project for Route 217 over Norfolk Southern Railroad and W 2nd Street in Derry Borough. It begins at the Route 217 / Second Avenue intersection and ends at the Route 217 / Wineman Way intersection. The project is for the offline replacement of the structure (4 span bridge) over the Norfolk Southern railroad including reconstructing the approach roadway (2 lane), pedestrian facilities, installing highway lighting, and updating the guide rail, pavement marking, traffic signal and signing. In addition, West Third Street will be reconstructed to create a T-intersection with Route 217 and East Third Street will be terminated with a cul-de-sac. The work includes replacement of the structure and approach roadway work, new guide rail, pavement markings and sing. The contractor on this $9,996,423.20project is Plum Contracting, Inc.
Route 217 will remain open during the 2015 construction season as the new Derry Borough Bridge will be constructed alongside of it. Motorists may encounter intermittent traffic restrictions depending on work operations, in and around the worksite. These restrictions can only occur between the hours of 9 am an 3 pm.  Third Street will be closed permanently as part of this project between Charles and Chestnut Streets. For motorists wishing to travel along 3rd Street between Charles and Chestnut Streets, the posted detour will guide motorists 2 blocks along either Charles or Chestnut Streets (depending on which way you’re driving) to Owens Avenue, then along Owens Avenue thru its intersection with Route 217, to the other side of the Derry Bridge work area, guiding you back to the desired destination-point of 3rd Street, via Chestnut/Charles Streets.
Update: Crews continue to work on building the new bridge.  Work has now shifted to the other side of the railroad tracks, ie, the south-side of the project.   Work here includes building the last bridge pier and abutment wall.  First, support piling will be driven then crews will start constructing the new pier and wall.   Other work on the project includes connecting the upstream portion of the newly placed box culvert to the existing drainage system.  Crews are also working on relocating the waterline along SR 217 (Y Street) and West Wineman Way as well as placing fill material for the new SR 217 and 3rd Street West alignments.  3rd Street West will eventually intersect SR 217 in a T-like manner once complete.   On the other side of 3rd Street, 3rd Street East, a cul-de-sac will eventually be built.  Because of this work, 3rd Street is now closed and will remain permanently closed.  There is a posted detour to facilitate traffic from one side of 3rd Street to the other via using Owens Avenue.
TRAFFIC ALERT:  The Contractor will begin work on a shoring wall which runs parallel to SR 217 between 2nd Avenue and the existing Derry Bridge.  This work is necessary to eventually connect the existing roadway to the new bridge structure.  Motorists can expect traffic delays during daylight hours only as this stretch of SR 217 will be reduced to single lane, controlled by flaggers.  Once started, this work will continue for about 6 weeks.
 
Route 22 Concrete Patching – SR 22 15R – This is a concrete patching project on Route 22 from the Allegheny County Line to the Indiana County Line.  The project length is 24.1 miles.  The contractor on this $2 million project is Matcon Diamond, Inc.  The first restrictions will occur starting at the Allegheny County line east to Route 66.  Motorist will see single lane restrictions eastbound between 9 PM and 9 AM, westbound 7 PM to 7AM.  Single lane restrictions will also begin from Route 66 to Route 1055 (White Thorn Road) in both east and westbound lanes and will be in place 24 hours a day. 
Update: Completed with minor items to be completed over the next few weeks.
 
Westmoreland County Surface Improvement Contract – Motorists will see single lane restrictions on various roads throughout the county as road are milled and resurfaced. Flaggers will direct traffic through the areas as needed between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm. The work will be completed in May 2016.
Route 4023 (Center Highway)/ Brownstone Road in N. Huntingdon
Route 4026 (Mellon/Manor Road) in Murrysville and Penn Township 
Route 4033 (Murrysville Road /Trafford Road) in Penn Township
Route 4056 (Saltsburg Road) in Murrysville
Route 4058 (Golden Mile highway) in Murrysville
Route 4093 (Leechburg Hill Road) in Allegheny Township
Route 4105 (Hancock Avenue) in Oklahoma and E. Vandergrift
Route 8066 (Ramp B/Ramp C) Route 56/366 in New Kensington
Route 56 (Ninth Street/Industrial Blvd. / Stevenson Blvd.) in New Kensington and lower Burrell
Route 136 (West Newton Road) from West Newton Road to Main Street
Route 201 (Rostraver Road) from West Main Street to Interstate 70
Route 286 (Golden Mile Highway) beginning at Saltsburg Road in Murrysville
Route 366 (Tarentum Road) to Route 56 (Saltsburg) in Lower Burrell
Route 0400 (Saltsburg Road) to Golden Mile highway in Murrysville
Route 4014 (Maple Lane/Brownstone Road) in N. Huntingdon
Route 9401 and Route 9402 which are the ramps of Route 380 in Murrysville
Route 3099 (Willow Crossing) to South Greengate Road in Hempfield
Route 3101 (Keystone Avenue) including Thomas School Road in Hempfield
Route 3013 (Vance Dei Cas Highway) from Route 906 to Route 201 in Rostraver
Update: Crews continue milling and paving Route 400 / 380 and Route 286 in Murrysville between Route 366 and Saltsburg Road.
 
Route 366 Resurfacing – SR 366 20R – This project is for resurfacing and concrete patching of Route 366 from approximately 650 feet east of Route 4107 (Baigley Rd) to approximately 1,800 feet west of Route 4109 (Greensburg Rd)  in Murrysville Borough, Upper Burrell and Washington twps. This area is at the Route 380 interchange. The work consists an asphalt overlay, milling and resurfacing, guiderail upgrades, signing and pavement marking upgrades, minor drainage upgrades, and other miscellaneous construction.  During construction of the western portion of Route 366, traffic control measures will consist of single lane closures with at least one lane of traffic in each direction being maintained on Route 366 during construction. During construction of the eastern portion of Route 366 and construction of all ramps, detour routes will be utilized.  The designated detour routes will utilize state routes and include the appropriate signs for motorists to follow.  The contractor on this $4,773,848 project is Lindy Paving, Inc. The project will be under construction until the fall of 2015.
Update: Single lane restrictions are in place for the length of the project.
 
Valerie Petersen | Community Relations Coordinator
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