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2014 Road and Bridge Safety Award Program Open to PA Counties

May 28, 2014 by · Comments Off on 2014 Road and Bridge Safety Award Program Open to PA Counties
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CCAP2Each 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 2013.  The competition recognizes not only major, high-cost projects, but any improvements that have increased public safety.   All entries are graded in four categories:  Safety, Resource Innovation, Benefits of Improvements, and Cooperation.

Applications are now open to all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.  For more information on the program or to download an applications, click here.

Entries are being taken until July 3, 2014.

 

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PennDOT looking for input on transportation priorities

May 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on PennDOT looking for input on transportation priorities
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NEW_PENNDOTThe public is encouraged to participate in PennDOT’s new survey on transportation priorities and investments at www.PAOnTrack.com as part of PennDOT’s efforts to update Pennsylvania’s Long Range Transportation Plan and develop the first Comprehensive Freight Movement Plan.

The survey, which is open until May 30, has already received more than 2,200 responses and asks respondents to identify their top transportation priorities. These priorities span all assets, ranging from bicycle and pedestrian facilities to freight connections.

Survey participants are also asked to rate various investment scenarios and how these affect their top priorities. Additionally, respondents can identify project needs addressing congestion, bridges, transit and other concerns. Read more

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PHIA: Latham and Mallory Discuss Act 89

May 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on PHIA: Latham and Mallory Discuss Act 89
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PennDOT puts out $217 million in projects during April

May 1, 2014 by · Comments Off on PennDOT puts out $217 million in projects during April
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NEW_PENNDOTThe effects of Act 89 continue to spike PennDOT lettings in 2014.   PennDOT bid a little over $217 million in projects in April, bringing the year-to-date total to over $667 million.  At this same point in 2013, PennDOT only bid $336.3 million in lettings.  At this pace, PennDOT would end 2014 with over $2 billion in lettings.

With the recent enactment of the transportation funding bill there is reason to see this trend continue.  Act 89, which will implement a $2.3 billion comprehensive transportation funding plan over the next five years, will result in PennDOT coming close to $2 billion in construction lettings in 2014.  PennDOT finished 2013 with $1.6 billion in lettings. Read more

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PennDOT Posts List of Decade of Investment Projects

April 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on PennDOT Posts List of Decade of Investment Projects
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DECADEiconnewThe PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) posted a list of over 250 additional projects that are now able to be completed as a direct result of Act 89–Pennsylvania’s new transportation funding law.  The lists are separated by PennDOT district and represent those “Decade of Investment” projects that were discussed during the funding bill discussions by the General Assembly.

To view or download the list(s), you can click HERE.

 

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Corbett unveils “Decade of Investment” for transportation

April 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on Corbett unveils “Decade of Investment” for transportation
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Gov. Tom Corbett announced today that PennDOT will invest $2.1 billion in bridge and highway work this year, about $600 million more than would have been available without passage of the Transportation Funding Act last fall.

At a news conference in Harrisburg, Corbett said 250 projects will begin this year directly as a result of the funding act, for a total of more than 900 projects overall.

IMG_1447Echoing themes that the construction industry has been using over the last few years, the governor said the funding plan would create safer roads, bridges and public transportation systems, while saving 12,000 jobs immediately and creating 50,000 more during the next five years. He said 18,000 jobs would be created this year alone.

Some of the higher-profile projects include:

  • Rehabilitating the Birmingham Bridge in Pittsburgh.
  • Rehabilitating the Spring Garden Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
  • Resurfacing the Trexlertown bypass in Lehigh County.
  • Resurfacing more than 145 miles of roads in northeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Resurfacing and bridge preservation on the Lock Haven Bypass, in Clinton County.
  • Resurfacing more than 142 miles of roads in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Moreover, the plan will enable PennDOT to remove weight restrictions on more than 100 state and local bridges in 2014. The department had been forced to begin posting weight restrictions last year in the absence of a funding measure. Read more

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PennDOT lets $68 million in March

April 1, 2014 by · Comments Off on PennDOT lets $68 million in March
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NEW_PENNDOTThe effects of Act 89 continue to spike PennDOT lettings in 2014.   PennDOT bid a little over $68 million in projects in March, bringing the year-to-date total to over $448.6 million.  At this same point in 2013, PennDOT only bid $287.4 million in lettings.

With the recent enactment of the transportation funding bill there is reason to see this trend continue.  Act 89, which will implement a $2.3 billion comprehensive transportation funding plan over the next five years, will result in PennDOT coming close to $2 billion in construction lettings in 2014.  PennDOT finished 2013 with $1.6 billion in lettings. Read more

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PennDOT Continues Strong Lettings

March 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on PennDOT Continues Strong Lettings
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NEW_PENNDOTThe effects of Act 89 continue to spike PennDOT lettings in 2014.   PennDOT bid a little over $89 million in projects in February, bringing the year-to-date total to over $311 million. At this same point in 2013, PennDOT only bid $161.2 million in lettings.

With the recent enactment of the transportation funding bill there is reason to see this trend continue.  Act 89, which will implement a $2.3 billion comprehensive transportation funding plan over the next five years, will result in PennDOT coming close to $2 billion in construction lettings in 2014.  PennDOT finished 2013 with $1.6 billion in lettings. Read more

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PennDOT Starts Off 2014 with $222 in Lettings

February 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on PennDOT Starts Off 2014 with $222 in Lettings
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NEW_PENNDOTThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid $222.7 million in projects in January starting the new year off on a high note. During January of 2013, PennDOT only put out $62 million in contract lettings.

With the recent enactment of the transportation funding bill there is reason to see this trend continue.  Act 89, which will implement a $2.3 billion comprehensive transportation funding plan over the next five years, will result in PennDOT coming close to $2 billion in construction lettings in 2014.  PennDOT finished 2013 with $1.6 billion in lettings. Read more

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PennDOT November Lettings: $106 million

November 26, 2013 by · Comments Off on PennDOT November Lettings: $106 million
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NEW_PENNDOTThe Pennsylvania State Department of Transportation (PennDOT) conducted a small letting in November with $105.9 million in projects during the month.  This brings the year-to-date total to $1.571 billion.  However, PennDOT is on pace to hit its initial 2013 letting program forecast which was $1.7 billion with another month to go.  To put in perspective, PennDOT finished the 2012 calendar year with $1.973 billion. Click HERE to view a chart of the PennDOT letting history since 1994.

The news, however, is positive with the PA General Assembly’s enactment of a comprehensive transportation funding bill now set to become law.  At the recent APC/PennDOT Fall Seminar, Deputy Secretary Scott Christie announced the Department’s 2014 letting target at a minimum of $1.5 billion.  Christie said that because the bill passed less than 24 hours before his presentation, the Department would be evaluating to what level they will increase the lettings in 2014.  It is expected that the 2014 lettings will hit close to $2 billion.  To view Dep. Sec. Christie’s presentation, click HERE.

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

*November Letting Report (PDF)

*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.