As Pennsylvania’s new transportation program provides more funding for infrastructure and mass transit, it should also save money through the “bundling” of bridge projects.
It is hoped the $2.4 billion program will include upgrades for Pennsylvania’s bridges through bundling. Speaking to Radio PA News, PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch projected a savings of thirty percent on design and construction, or about $600,000 per bridge. Schoch said PennDOT is looking at about 600 bridges at a potential cost that would total just about half off the traditional delivery method.
Schoch added that weight restrictions are being lifted off bridges that are inside their two-year construction window. That means some restrictions are coming off immediately.