The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Gov. Tom Wolf have announced the Philadelphia region will experience more than $550 million in bridge and highway projects during the 2017 construction season.
“The funding allocated for these projects not only reduces the backlog of Pennsylvania’s pavement and bridge demands, but significantly improves the growing need for better mobility and safety on our roadways,” Wolf says. “This major investment in our infrastructure that will greatly improve our vast transportation network, enhance local communities and generate more robust economies across the state.”
The projects for PennDOT’s District 6 in total will involve 235 miles of paving and the repair or replacement of 35 bridges.
“The infusion of additional funding through Act 89 has allowed us to move critical projects into construction that will help extend the service life of our highways and bridges, improve safety and strengthen our infrastructure for future generations,” says PennDOT District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain.
Some of the higher profile projects set for construction this season include:
- I-95 Betsy Ross Ramps/Adams Avenue Connector in Philadelphia ($81 million)
- U.S. 322 widening in Delaware County ($62.6 million)
- U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak in Chester County ($26.4 million)
- Route 452 bridge replacement in Delaware County ($19.9 million)
- I-95 overhead bridges in Delaware County ($16.6 million)
- JFK Boulevard bridge rehabilitations in Philadelphia ($15.9 million)
- Pottstown signal system improvements in Montgomery County ($13.3 million)
- U.S 13 (Bristol Pike) resurfacing in Bucks County ($3 million)
- Route 41/Newark Road Intersection improvement in Chester County ($1.4 million)