The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s District 10 of White Township highlights the regional projects that were active during the 2022 construction season in Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties.
“Our roads and bridges are critical to a successful Commonwealth infrastructure,” said Gov. Tom Wolf. “Safe and well-maintained roads strengthen and enhance travel and commerce throughout Pennsylvania, which benefits us all.”
Overall highlights in the area included nearly 560 miles of road maintenance and tenders to repair or replace 16 bridges.
These improvements included projects supported and accelerated by the bipartisan Infrastructure Act. In 2022 alone, BIL raised approximately $20.6 million in additional funding provided by the department and its local partners, the Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organization:
• MPO of the Southwestern PA Commission, which includes Butler, Armstrong and Indiana counties, which received $112.9 million.
• North Central RPO, which includes Jefferson County, received $11.3 million.
• Northwest RPO, which includes Clarion County, received $12.6 million.
“The additional funding has allowed us to add more bridge projects to our construction plan and for that we are grateful,” said PennDOT District 10 Executive Brian Allen, PE “Our construction, maintenance and planning units each played an important role in delivering our projects within the framework our goal of maintaining our roads and keeping them safe for local motorists.”
Notable projects completed in 2022 include replacing Cunningham Culverts on Route 422 in Armstrong Township, Indiana County. The $5.7 million contract was completed in July 2022.
Also, approximately 22.9 miles of Routes 4422, 422, 3024, 286, 210, and 403 were renewed and patched in various Indiana County townships, which included minor drainage and guide rail upgrades, ADA curb ramp updates, base repairs, patches, and new ones Wear layers included. The $3.2 million contract was completed in October 2022.
Also replacement of the Windows Bridge on Route 954 in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County. The $1.2 million contract was completed in August 2022.
Projects in the vicinity included:
• Replacement of three structures spanning Route 56 via Sugar Hollow Run in Apollo Borough and the northern and southern tributaries of the Kiskiminetas River in Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County. The $5 million contract was completed in October 2022.
• Approximately 6.6 miles of Route 36 resurfacing in the townships of Oliver, Beaver and Rose, Jefferson County, from Brookville South to Heathville-Ohl Road, which included minor drainage and guide rail upgrades, base repairs and new wearing courses. The $4.6 million contract was completed in October 2022.
Notable ongoing projects, which will continue into 2023, include:
• US 422 Mentch Bridges Eastbound/Westbound Replacement, Cherryhill Township, Indiana County. The project includes the replacement of the eastbound and westbound bridges carrying Route 422 over Route 8016 (Ramp D) in Cherry Hill Township with vertical clearance improvements. Estimated completion of the $7.6 million project is Spring 2024.
• Widening and resurfacing of Oakland Avenue (Route 286) and the US 422 interchange and replacement of the bridge over McCarthy Run Creek in White Township, Indiana. Estimated completion date for the $19.83 million project is December 2023.
• Project to improve safety on 1.3 miles of Route 28/66 near Goheenville in Pine Township, Armstrong County, including road realignment, bridge replacement, continuation of truck climb lane and addition of turn lanes at intersecting roads. Estimated completion date for the $16.6 million project is fall 2024.
For more information on District 10 infrastructure, including completed work and notable projects, visit www.penndot.pa.gov/D10Results.