Funding shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic could delay another major Pennsylvania highway project — the northern section of the Mon-Fayette Expressway from Duquesne to Monroeville, east of Pittsburgh.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike, which is building the toll road, said Sept.
There's not much about this summer that's normal, except for the heat.
And the road construction.
Construction projects of all stripes came to a halt in March when officials locked down much of Pennsylvania to combat COVID-19. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) projects got going again in phases, with all of them back in gear on May 1.
After decades of talk, plans, studies, designs and all the other myriad issues that go with a major highway project, the $425 million Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-95 Interchange is on the cusp of completion. Not only will the project connect the toll road and Interstate, it will earn I-95 a distinction no other interstate can claim.
Construction was scheduled to begin on June 18 on a project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Route 611 (Easton Road) over Pennypack Creek and the bridge carrying Route 611 (Easton Road) over the Pennsylvania Turnpike ramps in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a motion for preliminary injunction in connection with a class-action lawsuit they brought against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The lawsuit, filed in March along with the National Motorists Association, is for excessive toll increases that place an undue burden on interstate commerce while improperly diverting toll revenue to other projects unrelated to the turnpike.
Hill International, construction risk manager, announced that it has received a contract from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) to provide construction management services for roadway and bridge reconstruction projects on a 13-mi. (21 km) section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Transportation officials Saturday were unable to say how long the heavily traveled Delaware River Bridge connecting the Pennsylvania Turnpike with New Jersey would stay closed as they work to repair a ruptured bridge truss. Officials said it would take two weeks before engineers have a full grasp of the extent of the damage, what kinds of repairs would be needed, and how long the bridge would remain closed.
There are three construction projects left to complete for Stage 1 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's $425 million I-95 Interchange project in Bensalem and Bristol Townships in Bucks County. The TPC expects to have the work completed in late 2018.