PennDOT Secretary Touts Bundling Of Bridge Projects To Save Money

March 4, 2014
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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.

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