America is falling apart. And the repair bill is getting bigger.

That's the conclusion of the latest "report card" on American roads, bridges, airports, power grid and other critical infrastructure from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Over the next decade, it would cost more than $3.3 trillion to keep up with repairs and replacements, but based on current funding levels, the nation will come up more than $1.4 trillion short, the group says. When projected to 2040, the shortfall is expected to top $5 trillion, unless new funds are allocated.

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.



The SAI team demonstrates excellent communication and understanding of complex structure design/construction activities. They addressed any concerns with the construction unit/railroad promptly to not delay any field activities. The team's knowledge was a true asset on this complicated bridge project with railroad involvement.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 9-0
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