PTC Contracts With Hill International to Manage Project

Wed February 22, 2017 - Northeast Edition
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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. The ten-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $8 million.

The reconstruction projects extend between mileposts A31 and A44 in Montgomery and Bucks counties in eastern Pennsylvania. The projects entail an early-action overhead bridge replacement construction contract and three total reconstruction contracts at a total estimated cost of approximately $355 million.

The PTC is focused on a staged reconstruction program that will ultimately replace all of the original 470 mi. (756 km) of the turnpike. This program will remove all original pavement and sub-base and replace it with an entirely new roadway. This will include new bridges, median barriers, guide rail, noise and retention walls and drainage.

To date, the PTC has reconstructed more than 100 mi. (161 km) of roadway — most of it widened from four to six lanes. These rebuilt roadways meet contemporary engineering standards, including a wider median, gentler curves and grades, safer entry and exit ramps and reconstructed interchanges.

“These projects will improve safety, traffic flow and roadway longevity,” said Vic Spinabelli, Jr., senior vice president in charge of Hill's project management operations in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. “We look forward to helping our client, the PTC, deliver these important projects,” added Spinabelli.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) operates and maintains 552 mi. (888 km) of toll roads in the state. It oversees 68 fare-collection facilities, 17 service plazas and 27 maintenance facilities. With more than 2,000 employees, the PTC generated $1 billion in toll revenue in fiscal 2016 from 198.3 million vehicles. Known as “America's First Superhighway,” it opened October 1, 1940.

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