Traffic disruptions begin Monday for about 53,000 motorists who use inbound Interstate 279/​Parkway North as road crews prepare for a two-year, $87.9 million project to upgrade the highway between Camp Horne Road and the North Side.

This year’s work will be concentrated on an 8.5-mile area on the southbound, inbound lanes, but another major restriction will be the elimination of the high-occupancy-vehicle lane for northbound traffic during this year’s construction. That’s because southbound traffic will be diverted to the HOV lane.

March 10, 2017, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –The dynamic duo of JMT and SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. have been selected for a project specific agreement for construction inspection and documentation for four projects located in southern Indiana County by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 10-0.

SAI's Walt Krasneski and Glenn Stickel attended the ACEC/PA 2017 Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence last week in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Although our SR 0021- A10, Masontown Bridge Replacement Project was not selected for an award, it was a great night of networking and hearing about excellent engineering projects from firms across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

The Trump administration and Congress are closer than any time in recent history to being able to provide transformative change to help regain U.S. competitiveness in transportation. The United States has traditionally enjoyed an advantage because of the state of transportation infrastructure, but that advantage has eroded.  In 2014-15, the World Economic Forum assessed U.S. infrastructure as 16th in the world. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave our infrastructure a D+ grade, and estimated that at current funding levels we would have a shortfall of $3.6 trillion by 2020.



Rich Kauffman, P.E., Project Manager, and Larry Maher, Sr. Project Engineer, were key in the successful completion of the Final Design phase of the project. Rich, Larry and the entire SAI team maintained excellent communication with the District and were responsive to the District's requests. The original let date for the project was 12/15/11, and the District asked SAI to deliver the PS&E early for a 8/18/11 letting to secure a contractor in case emergency repairs were needed on the structure prior to the spring construction season.  SAI committed to the new let date and progressed through Final Design in about 9 months. SAI was given NTP on 8/31/10 and delivered the PS&E to Contract Management 5/23/11. The superstructure replacement project also included the design of a two-span temporary bridge to maintain traffic during construction.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 9-0
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