May 12, 2016 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been selected by PennDOT, District 12-0 for a project specific open-end agreement. The work will include bridge improvements to three structurally deficient bridges, two of which are located in Fayette County and one in Westmoreland County.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania has about 25,000 state-owned bridges, with around 3,400 of them in the Midstate.

The state also has the second-highest number of structurally deficient bridges in the entire country. PennDOT’s Right-To-Know officer directed us to hundreds of pages on bridges. Reporter Dawn White went through those papers.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has published a policy revision to allow more flexibility in the design of smaller road projects.

In 1985, 13 design criteria were prioritized because of their perceived impact on operations and safety. Based on research and FHWA experience, several have been removed under the new policy. This leaves 10 criteria prioritized for high-speed roadways and only two criteria for lower-speed roads – such as rural roads that become main streets through smaller towns and cities.

A little more than a year into I-4 construction, Central Florida's "ultimate" project is still on its first phase of demolition, but as it moves forward — and hires an additional 600 people this year — its scope will expand to include bike paths and walkways.

"I think people just assume that we're only doing interstate work. … There's a lot of additional enhancements that are being made," said Dave Parks, public information officer for the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate set to be complete in 2021.



Once again SAI has delivered us with an excellent design package that not only helped us maintain our schedule, but with the value-added solutions that you were able to develop throughout the project, you also saved us money.  As we anticipated, based upon our past experience with SAI, your firm was able to rise to the occasion and not only meet but exceed or original expectations.

Tom Westrom, P.E., Joseph B. Fay Company
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