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Public-Private Partnerships

PennDOT operates one of the most ambitious and comprehensive public-private partnership (P3) programs in the nation. The featured projects bring value to Pennsylvania by significantly reducing poor condition bridges, supporting motorist safety, enhancing mass transit and rail service, and in some cases, generating new revenue to support future investment.

The Major Bridge program is designed to bolster PennDOT's ongoing effort to address the state's growing backlog of major bridges on interstates and expressways.
Partnership 81 will provide safety and mobility improvements along a 7.5-mile corridor of I-81 near Wilkes-Barre.
The Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Stations (CNG) project provides cleaner fuel to transit agencies and includes access for private sector fleets at select locations.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is the largest bundled bridge project in Pennsylvania history, replacing 558 poor condition bridges.

P3 News

June 28, 2021

The state's Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office is inviting the private sector to submit their qualifications to compete for the opportunity to enter into a progressive public-private partnership (P3) with PennDOT to administer the Major Bridge P3 Initiative.

P3 Board releases 2019-2020 report

Download the Public-Private Partnership Board 2019-2020 report (PDF).

December 4, 2019

The project includes widening the Interstate to three lanes in both directions between Exit 164 to Exit 168, realigning 2.5 miles of I-81 southbound and replacing 8 bridges, as well as other related improvements. Safety and mobility improvements include eliminating a left-hand exit on I-81 northbound (Route 309) and addressing a substandard weave distance between SR 0029 and SR 0309 on I-81 northbound.