Wolf Administration Announces Completed, Ongoing Projects Ongoing Projects in Jefferson and Four Other Counties

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. – The Wolf Administration announced yesterday 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.

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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, by county, of the major projects in the district in 2017. Some of the projects are multi-year projects that started prior to 2017.


Armstrong County

  • 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.

Butler County

  • Cox’s Corner Roundabout, the District’s first roundabout is being constructed as part of a  safety improvement project on the Route 228 corridor east of the intersection of Routes 8 and 228. Expected completion 2018, $5.59 million;
  • Preventative maintenance project on Interstate 79 between Exit 78 (SR 228-Cranbery) and Exit 88 (Little Creek), resurfacing on I-79 North and South, bridge repairs, and lengthening of the on ramp to I-79 North at Exit 85/Evans City, $16.16 million;
  • Preventative maintenance project on Interstate 79 from the Jackson Township line to north of Route 422 in in the townships of Lancaster and Muddy Creek, construction begins in 2018, $25.85 million;
  • Moraine State Park Access Project in the townships of Muddy Creek and Worth, the project provides a new North Shore access to the park from Route 422, $4.5 million;
  • Transportation enhancement project for improvements on the Butler-Freeport Community Trail from Old Mill Road to Route 2002 in the townships of Winfield, Jefferson, and Summit, $620,000;
  • Zelienople Borough Revitalization project for paving, signal updates, signage, and drainage on Route 19 in Zelienople Borough, $717,057;
  • Resurfacing of five miles of Route 2017 (Dinnerbell Road) from Route 8 to west of Saxonburg, in the townships of Jefferson and Penn, $1.65 million;
  • Resurfacing on Routes 8 and 108 in Harrisville Borough, $1.8 million;
  • Centerline and edgeline joint patching on Route 19 from the Allegheny County line to Zelienople Borough, in the townships of Cranberry and Jackson, $729,599; and
  • Slide repair project on Route 19 in Lancaster Township, $604,336.

Clarion County

  • Replacement of the Callensburg Bridge carrying Route 58 over the Clarion River in Licking Township, expected completion early 2018; $5.2 million;
  • Joint repair and resurfacing on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township between Exit 62 (Route 68 – Clarion) Interchange and the Jefferson County line, $3.96 million;
  • Preventative maintenance project on Interstate 80 between Emlenton and Route 338 in the townships of Beaver and Richland, $19.3 million;
  • Resurfacing of 2.3 miles of Route 28 between Shannondale and the Jefferson County line, $762,391;
  • Resurfacing of 4.5 miles of Route 338 in Beaver Township from Route 208 to Route 322, $2.4 million;
  • Replacement of the Huckleberry Ridge Bridge on Route 2007 over I-80, in Beaver Township, $2.7 million; and
  • Resurfacing of 3.8 miles of Route 58 from the Foxburg Bridge to Route 338 and one mile of Route 368 from the Parker Bridge to Lime Plant Road, $1.7 million.

Indiana County

  • Replacement of the bridge on Route 119 over the railroad and one over a stream, and elimination of a significant horizontal curve on the Route 119 corridor in Rayne Township, $9.3 million;
  • Safety improvement project, highway reconstruction along the Route 119 corridor in Rayne Township, expected completion in 2018; $16 million;
  • Highway reconstruction project, intersection improvement, and new roadway construction on Route 119 in Center Township, $10 million; and
  • Replacement and removal project to remove two bridges and replace the bridge carrying Route 119 over Yellow Creek, completion expected in 2019, $15.2 million.

Jefferson County

  • Replacement of the Margiotti Bridge on Route 436 in Punxsutawney Borough, expected completion 2018; $12.6 million;
  • Resurfacing on Route 36 between Route 949 and the Clarion County line in the townships of Barnett and Eldred, $2.3 million; and
  • Bridge replacement on Route 219 over Wolf Run in Washington Township, $2.8 million.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

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