Hill International Receives Contract to Manage Reconstruction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike
PHILADELPHIA, PA Hill International announces that it has received a contract from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) to provide construction management services for roadway and bridge reconstruction projects on a 13-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The ten-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $8.0 million.
The reconstruction projects extend between mileposts A31 and A44 in Montgomery and Bucks counties in Eastern Pennsylvania. The projects entail an early-action overhead bridge replacement construction contract and three total reconstruction contracts at a total estimated cost of approximately $355 million.
The PTC is focused on a staged reconstruction program that will ultimately replace all of the original 470 miles of the turnpike. This program will remove all original pavement and sub-base and replace it with an entirely new roadway. This will include new bridges, median barriers, guide rail, noise and retention walls and drainage. To date, the PTC has reconstructed more than 100 miles of roadwaymost of it widened from four to six lanes. These rebuilt roadways meet contemporary engineering standards, including a wider median, gentler curves and grades, safer entry and exit ramps and reconstructed interchanges.
"These projects will improve safety, traffic flow and roadway longevity," said Vic Spinabelli, Jr., PE, LEED AP, Senior Vice President in charge of Hill's project management operations in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. "We look forward to helping our client, the PTC, deliver these important projects."