District 4 Bridges
PennDOT District 4 identified a potential P3 project which includes the replacement of 10 bridges along a 25-mile section of I-81 and five bridges along a 10-mile section of I-80 between the City of Hazleton and the City of Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County. The bridges are currently grouped based on location, with eight (8) near the City of Wilkes-Barre, five (5) from the I-81/I-80 interchange and west on I-80 to the Nescopeck Creek, and two (2) near the City of Hazleton.
On November 29, 2018, the P3 Board approved the P3 Office’s request to procure the project as a public-private transportation partnership. Project funding of $176 million is currently available via the Interstate Maintenance Program, and as such, financing may not be required. The ability to reduce project cost while accelerating project delivery through innovative delivery methods is possible.
Status: Preliminary Design Contracts were advertised in December 2018. A summary of the project schedule is provided below.