PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has solicited proposals to the private sector for a company to repair and maintain bridges. As a result of Act 88 of 2012, transportation projects can enlist help from private industries.
There are at least 500 bridges across the state that need repaired or replaced. There are roughly 50 to 100 in Western Pennsylvania. This is a state-wide effort to help PennDOT maintain all their bridges. However, PennDOT will still be responsible for snow maintenance on the bridge, but all other repairs will be the responsibility of the company who is taking care of that bridge.