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PennDOT’s Year End Letting Total: $1.6 Billion

January 2, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid $66.5 million in projects in December bring the year-end total to $1.638 billion.   PennDOT originally forecasted to hit $1.7 billion in 2013.  PennDOT’s 2012 lettings were $1.9 billion.  Click HERE to view a chart of the PennDOT letting history (updated) since 1994.

There is, however, reason for optimism since the enactment of Act 89 of 2013, which will implements a $2.3 billion comprehensive transportation funding plan over the next five years.  At the recent APC/PennDOT Fall Seminar, Deputy Secretary Scott Christie announced that the 2014 letting forecast is a minimum of $1.5 billion without the passage of the new funding bill.  It is expected that PennDOT will now let approximately $2 billion in projects in 2014.

To view the full December letting 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 update.