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PennDOT puts out $192 million worth of projects in August

September 5, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT puts out $192 million worth of projects in August
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid slightly over $192.5 million in projects in August bringing the year-to-date total to $1.469 billion.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid $1.062 billion. 

PennDOT recently revised its 2012 letting forecast to $1.8–$2 billion.  The department initially forecasted a 2012 letting of $1.5 billion.  Deputy Secretary Scott Christie said that the upward revision is a result of additional monies realized from project close outs, 2011-12 winter savings and continued savings from an extremely competitive bidding market.  He cautioned, however, Read more

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PennDOT’s July Lettings: $136 Million

July 27, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT’s July Lettings: $136 Million
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid slightly over $136 million in projects in July bringing the year-to-date total to $1.278 billion.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid $1.02 billion. 

PennDOT recently revised its 2012 letting forecast to $1.8–$2 billion.  The department initially forecasted a 2012 letting of $1.5 billion.  Deputy Secretary Scott Christie said that the upward revision is a result of additional monies realized from project close outs, 2011-12 winter savings and continued savings from an extremely competitive bidding market.  He cautioned, however, Read more

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PennDOT Bids $251 Million of Projects in June

July 2, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT Bids $251 Million of Projects in June
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid slightly over $251 million in project in June bringing the year-to-date total to just over $1.1 billion.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid $987.6 million. 

PennDOT recently revised its 2012 letting forecast to $1.8 to $2 billion.  The department initially forecasted a 2012 letting of $1.5 billion.  Deputy Secretary Scott Christie said that the upward revision is a result of additional monies realized from project close outs, 2011-12 winter savings and continued savings from an extremely competitive bidding market.  He cautioned, however, that the initial estimate for 2013 would fall to closer to the $1.5 billion that was initially projected for 2012.  For perspective, a $1.5 billion letting program was the same volume as in 2006.  In 2011, PennDOT ended the year with $1.8 billion in lettings.  It is important to note that just a few years ago, PennDOT’s 2009 lettings were $2.8 billion due to the billion dollars in economic stimulus funds, which have been completely spent.

To view the full report and year comparisons, click the link below.

*The report lists the total contracts awarded at each letting date, a comparison to the same period in the previous calendar year, and letting adjustments made since the previous month. PHIA staff will track PennDOT lettings throughout the year and provide monthly updates.

 

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Large I-95 project drives May letting numbers

June 5, 2012 by · Comments Off on Large I-95 project drives May letting numbers
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) had a strong May bidding over over $400 million in projects in bringing the year-to-date total to just over $891.9 million.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid $760.8 million.  The project, represents one of the last major projects left on PennDOT’s letting schedule due to the current transportation funding situation.

It is expected that this project will enable PennDOT to exceed its 2012 construction year forecast, which was $1.5 billion.  The projection is down due to a decrease in state funding and stagnant federal funding.  For perspective, a $1.5 billion letting program was the same volume as in 2006.  In 2011, PennDOT ended the year with $1.8 billion in lettings.  It is important to note that just a few years ago, PennDOT’s 2009 lettings were $2.8 billion due to the billion dollars in economic stimulus funds, which have been completely spent.

To view the full report and year comparisons, click the link below.

*The report lists the total contracts awarded at each letting date, a comparison to the same period in the previous calendar year, and letting adjustments made since the previous month. PHIA staff will track PennDOT lettings throughout the year and provide monthly updates.

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PennDOT issues $152 million in construction projects during April

April 27, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT issues $152 million in construction projects during April
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid just over $152 million in projects in April bringing the year-to-date total to slightly over $489 million.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid just over $543 million. 

PennDOT made a 2012 construction year forecast at $1.5 billion due to a decrease in state funding and stagnant federal funding.  For perspective, a $1.5 billion letting program was the same volume as in 2006.  In 2011, PennDOT ended the year with $1.8 billion in lettings.  It is important to note that just a few years ago, PennDOT’s 2009 lettings were $2.8 billion due to the billion dollars in economic stimulus funds, which have been completely spent.

To view the full report and year comparisons, click the link below.

*The report lists the total contracts awarded at each letting date, a comparison to the same period in the previous calendar year, and letting adjustments made since the previous month. PHIA staff will track PennDOT lettings throughout the year and provide monthly updates.

 

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PennDOT Bids $204 Million in Projects in March

April 4, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT Bids $204 Million in Projects in March
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid just over $204 million in projects in March bringing the year-to-date total to slightly over $336 million.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid just over $400 million. 

PennDOT made a 2012 construction year forecast at $1.5 billion due to a decrease in state funding and stagnant federal funding.  For perspective, a $1.5 billion letting program was the same volume as in 2006.  For more information regarding the department’s forecast you can view Dep. Secretary Scott Christie’s presentation at the annual APC Fall Seminar by going here.  In 2011, PennDOT ended the year with $1.8 billion in lettings.

It is important to note that just a few years ago, PennDOT’s 2009 lettings were $2.8 billion due to the billion dollars in economic stimulus funds, which have been completely spent.

To view the full report and year comparisons, click the link below.

*The report lists the total contracts awarded at each letting date, a comparison to the same period in the previous calendar year, and letting adjustments made since the previous month. PHIA staff will track PennDOT lettings throughout the year and provide monthly updates.

 

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Anti-texting law goes into effect

March 6, 2012 by · Comments Off on Anti-texting law goes into effect
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PHIA has been serving highway users for over 50 years.  Therefore, we feel it’s important to pass along this important information affecting all drivers.

Pennsylvania’s NEW anti-texting law goes into effect Thursday, March 8.  Of nearly 14,000 crashes involving distracted driving in Pennsylvania in 2010, one in eight involved a driver using a hand-held phone.

Violators of the new law could face a $50 fine.  For a fact sheet that summarizes the new law, click here.

 

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PennDOT bids $91 million in projects during February

February 27, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT bids $91 million in projects during February
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid just over $91 million in projects in February bringing the year-to-date total to slightly over $141 million.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid almost $186 million. 

PennDOT made a 2012 construction year forecast at $1.5 billion due to a decrease in state funding and stagnant federal funding.  For perspective, a $1.5 billion letting program was the same volume as in 2006.  For more information regarding the department’s forecast you can view Dep. Secretary Scott Christie’s presentation at the annual APC Fall Seminar by going here.  In 2011, PennDOT ended the year with $1.8 billion in lettings.

It is important to note that just a few years ago, PennDOT’s 2009 lettings were $2.8 billion due to the billion dollars in economic stimulus funds, which have been completely spent.

To view the full report and year comparisons, click the link below.

*The report lists the total contracts awarded at each letting date, a comparison to the same period in the previous calendar year, and letting adjustments made since the previous month. PHIA staff will track PennDOT lettings throughout the year and provide monthly updates.

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PennDOT starts 2012 with $53 million in lettings

February 8, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT starts 2012 with $53 million in lettings
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid just over $53.5 million in projects in January to start the new year. 

PennDOT made a 2012 construction year forecast at $1.5 billion due to a decrease in state funding and stagnant federal funding.  For perspective, a $1.5 billion letting program was the same volume as in 2006.  For more information regarding the department’s forecast you can view Dep. Secretary Scott Christie’s presentation at the annual APC Fall Seminar by going here.  In 2011, PennDOT ended the year with $1.8 billion in lettings.

It is important to note that just a few years ago, PennDOT’s 2009 lettings were $2.8 billion due to the billion dollars in economic stimulus funds, which have been completely spent.

To view the full report and year comparisons, click the link below.

*The report lists the total contracts awarded at each letting date, a comparison to the same period in the previous calendar year, and letting adjustments made since the previous month. PHIA staff will track PennDOT lettings throughout the year and provide monthly updates.

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Road & Bridge Safety Awards now open to PA Boroughs

January 17, 2012 by · Comments Off on Road & Bridge Safety Awards now open to PA Boroughs
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Each year the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) team with various state organizations to recognize the best road safety or bridge improvement projects undertaken across the state.   Eligible projects are those in which most or all of the safety improvements were completed in 2011.  The competition recognizes not only major, high-cost projects, but any improvements that have increased public safety.   

The 2012 program is now open to those members of the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB).  The progam will recognize boroughs use of highway user fees for needed community safety improvements, culminating in a presentation to the winners at PSAB’s annual conference at Seven Springs Resort on May 2, 2012.  Click HERE to download a copy of the entry brochure.  The entry deadline is March 16, 2012. 

For more information on other municipal organization’s Road and Bridge Safety Award programs, click here.