Armstrong County Received Fair Share of PennDOT Projects

INDIANA, PA – The Wolf Administration announced this week that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Indiana-based Engineering District 10 region saw 110 roadway miles paved and more than 60 construction contracts put out this year.

District 10, comprised of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson  counties, opened bids for 26 bridge project contracts and 34 roadway or other  project contracts totaling $145 million in value. The resurfaced roadway miles and contracts issued were part of PennDOT’s statewide totals through October: roughly 2,100 roadway miles paved and contracts put out to preserve, repair, and replace more than 450 state-owned bridges and 18 locally owned bridges.

“We would not have been able to successfully deliver this many critical road and  bridge projects to the region without additional funding from Act 89,” PennDOT  District 10 Executive Joseph P. Dubovi, III, P.E., said. “Those investments went  directly into extending the service life of our highways and bridges, improving  safety and strengthening our infrastructure.”

In addition to paving, the region saw 597.2 miles of surface treatment (oil and  chip) to preserve pavement life in 2017.

Department force crews completed one bridge project – box culvert installations – in each of the five counties. Work completed by in-house paving and bridge crews has helped stretch resources and supplement contract work.

Below is a list of the major projects in Armstrong County in 2017. Some of  the projects are multi-year projects that started prior to 2017.

* Highway reconstruction project to improve safety of Route 422 between Kittanning and Indiana, in the townships of Kittanning and Manor, expected  completion in 2018, $10.4 million;

* Replacement of the Oakland Cemetery Road bridge on Route 66 in Manor  Township, anticipated completion in 2018, $4.1 million;

* Catwalk repairs on the Judge Graff Bridge on Route 422, in Manor Township,  $423,855;

* Resurfacing on Route 68 between East Brady and the Butler County line, in  Brady’s Bend Township, $2.7 million;

* Resurfacing of two miles of Route 56 in Apollo Borough and Kiskiminetas  Township, $1 million;

* Resurfacing of 5.8 miles of Route 66 in the townships of Gilpin and Parks,  $2.9 million; and

* Replacement of the bridge on Route 2057 over Guffy Run and the bridge on  Route 66 over Guffy Run, in the townships of Parks and Gilpin, $2.17 million.