March 31, 2022
Wolf Administration officials today highlighted more than 94 projects anticipated to be under construction this year in the four-county southwest region and discussed the benefits coming to regional roads and bridges due to the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
“Pennsylvania will now be able to move forward with additional infrastructure projects with the passing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure law,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We are grateful for the funding and the ability to address additional infrastructure needs.”
“The BIL provided a much-needed increase in federal funding, critical to the southwestern Pennsylvania region in advancing many high priority projects that would have otherwise been delayed,” said Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) Deputy Executive Director of Programs Andy Waple.
The total value of District 12 projects that will be in a construction status in 2022 is approximately $462 million. Overall highlights in the 2022 construction season for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) District 12, which covers Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties, include:
These improvements include projects supported and accelerated by the BIL. In 2022 alone the BIL is bringing at least $21 million in additional funding provided through the SPC to the four counties of District 12 plus $20 million provided through the Interstate Transportation Improvement Program.
“We are very pleased to be able to address many additional road and bridge projects in 2022, and for the next several years due to the increased funding provided by the BIL,” PennDOT District 12 Executive Bill Kovach said. “This allows us to add badly needed projects that we would otherwise not have been able to fund, as well as accelerating other projects.”
Notable ongoing projects that will continue this year include:
Notable projects that are expected to begin this year include:
As construction projects are underway in the region, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep in mind their safety and the safety of highway workers. When encountering a work zone, please drive the posted speed limit, turn on your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid all distractions. In high traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of travel to the merge point and to take turns merging into the open lane.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts.
Subscribe to PennDOT news in Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties at www.penndot.pa.gov/District12.
Information about infrastructure in District 12, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D12Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.pa.gov.
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