I-676 to close bridge overnight in Philadelphia

PDOT has scheduled portions of Interstate 676 to close Monday so that crews can complete overhead bridge construction. The closures will affect traffic from I-76 and Broad Street interchanges on I-676 in Philadelphia. The closures will end 5 a.m. Thursday. The closures are part of the area’s project to replace regional bridges that are considered structurally deficient. Read More »

Parkway East, Greenfield Bridge close for five days in PA

Parkway East will be closed for five days so that crews can demolish Greenfield Bridge. I-376 East had full-lane closures beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday. The closure may last through Jan. 1. Officials and crews estimate that the parkway will open earlier than that, assuming that they have fair weather to complete the work. The demolition of the Greenfield Bridge started Monday. Read More »

PennDOT to accept applications for multimodal grant funding

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin accepting funding transportation improvement project applications under the Multimodal Transportation Fund, basing final selections on projects’ anticipated energy-efficiency, economic and technical feasibility, and sustainability. $40 million in grants will be available for fiscal 2016-17. Read More »

Louisville & Indiana Railroad, CSX finalize easement, upgrade deal

Louisville & Indiana Railroad (L&I), a subsidiary of Anacostia Rail holdings, and CSX said on Friday that they have agreed on an infrastructure upgrade and easement deal. As part of the deal, CSX is paying L&I $10 million for  a permanent easement to operate on the 106-mile rail corridor between Louisville and Indianapolis. The deal also includes $90 million in infrastructure upgrades over the next several years to improve the tracks and right of way along this key corridor. Read More »

State to replace 558 bridges over three years in public-private alliance

Leslie Richards, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), said last week that the state has partnered with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) to replace 58 bridges this year as part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Program. PWKP crews will begin work this month. The entire project will involve 558 bridges and is estimated to be complete in three years. Read More »