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Wolf Administration Previews 2019 Indiana-Region Construction Season, Highlights Projects - PennDOT Anticipates More Than 70 projects in Western PA

04/25/2019

Indiana, PA –The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 10 (PennDOT) highlighting more than 70 projects taking place across the five-county region of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties during the 2019 construction season.

"These improvements are critical to safety and keeping people moving," said Governor Tom Wolf. "Our economy and quality of life depend on enhancements like these occurring across the state."

The announcement was made in advance of a public construction briefing that will be held on May 7 in Butler County at the Cranberry Township PennDOT stockpile to discuss area construction projects. In the weeks to follow, outreach meetings will be held in each of the region's counties. PennDOT representatives will meet with area stakeholders during the outreach presentations to discuss the improvements that will be made in this and future construction seasons.

Overall highlights in the 2019 construction season in the five counties include:

  • approximately 226 miles will be paved;
  • approximately 51 bridges will be repaired or replaced; and
  • approximately 442 miles of roadway will be seal coated.

Notable ongoing projects that will continue this year include:

  • Brady's Bend Bridge #16 Replacement in Armstrong County, $1.7 million;
  • Interstate 79 resurfacing in northern Butler County, $25.8 million;
  • I-80 resurfacing in Clarion County, $19.4 million;
  • Route 119 Grove Chapel climbing lane in Indiana County, $16 million;
  • Removal of two bridges and replacement of one bridge on U.S. 119 in Indiana County, $15.2 million;
  • Route 436 Margiotti Bridge replacement in Jefferson County, $12.6 million;
  • Route 119 Indiana Hill Bridge in Jefferson County, $3.8 million; and
  • Route 228 Pittsburgh Street intersection in Butler County, $8 million.

Notable projects that are expected to begin this year include:

  • U.S. 422 Kittanning Elementary intersection improvements in Armstrong County, $12.2 million;
  • Route 2066 (Dime Road) resurfacing in Armstrong County, $2.6 million;
  • Resurfacing on various secondary roadways in Armstrong County, $3.9 million;
  • Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Replacement in Butler County, $13.1 million;
  • Resurfacing on Route 38 from Route 68 to Route 1002 in Butler County, $4.5 million;
  • U.S. 422 Butler Bypass resurfacing and bridge repairs, $17.8 million;
  • Route 308 resurfacing in Butler County, estimated $2 million--$5 million;
  • Resurfacing on Route 66 from Leeper northward in Clarion County, $5.5 million;
  • Route 68 Dolby Street reconstruction in Clarion County, $11.6 million;
  • Replacing box culvers on Route 286 over N. Branch of Two Lick Creek in Indiana County, $2.5 million;
  • Route 422 Shelocta West resurfacing in Indiana and Armstrong counties, $4.3 million;
  • U.S. 119 Indiana Bypass resurfacing in Indiana County, estimated $2 million – $5 million;
  • U.S. 22 Armagh Bypass preventive maintenance in Indiana County, $4.2 million;
  • U.S. 422 Cunningham Culverts replacement in Indiana County, estimated $5 million – $7.5 million;
  • Route 286/U.S. 422 Interchange North resurfacing and improvement in Indiana County, estimated $10 million -- $15 million;
  • Route 28/U.S. 322 Brookville intersection in Jefferson County $3.9 million;
  • Route 3033 Brookville 2nd Street Bridge in Jefferson County, $2.4 million; and
  • Route 36 Brookville North and Route 3007 paving in Jefferson County, $3.3 million.

Information from the District's Transportation Outreach sessions will be available after each session by clicking "2019 Transportation Outreach" section at www.penndot.gov/District10.

As construction projects are underway in the region, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep in mind their safety and the safety of highway workers. When encountering a work zone, please drive the posted speed limit, turn on your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid all distractions. In high traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of travel to the merge point and are to take turns merging into the open lane. 

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department's Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Schmucker, 724-357-2853