2009-05-07 / Front Page

PennDOT Awards Six Stimulus Projects In District 9-0

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced the award of the first six transportation stimulus projects in south-central Pennsylvania that are financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

"These initial contract awards are a significant milestone as we work feverishly to move the region's 17 economic stimulus transportation projects into construction so they can help stimulate job growth and provide transportation benefits across District 9," PennDOT District Executive Thomas A. Prestash, P.E. said.

Prestash said construction will start in mid-May on five of the six economic stimulus projects. The remaining project is a design/build project that will go to construction in 2010. The remaining 11 projects will move into construction at various times over the next year.

PennDOT awarded New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. Inc. of New Enterprise two of the six projects, $589,408 for the 2.60 mile Route 30 resurfacing project in Brush Creek and Ayr townships, Fulton County, and $1,256,648 for the 3.82 mile Route 30 resurfacing project in Jennerstown Borough and Jenner Township, Somerset County. Hercules Painting Co. Inc. of New Castle was awarded a $4,389,810 bridge painting project that will cover 20 bridges throughout the six-county district.

The fourth project was awarded to Grannas Bros. Contracting Co. Inc. of Hollidaysburg for the 9.33 mile project to resurface the Route 30 Bedford Bypass from the intersection of Township Road 720 to just east of the Snake Spring Township line at a cost of $6,116,997.

The last two projects were awarded to George S. Hann & Son Inc. of Fort Littleton for $1,261,696 to replace the Route 1010 (Penn Street Extension) bridge over Standing Stone Creek in Huntingdon County, and $508,765 for the minor rehabilitation to three structures in Fulton County on Route 1103, Route 3006 and Route 4004.

Within District 9, PennDOT will invest approximately $47 million of federal economic recovery funds on 17 transportation projects, which include road and bridge improvements and traffic signal upgrades.

To learn more about how the federal economic stimulus will benefit Pennsylvania, visit www.recovery.pa.gov.

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