MegaProject 196: Four teams shortlisted for Pennsylvania bridges P3 project
- Granite Construction Company
- HDR Engineering
- HNTB Corporation
- InfraRed Capital Partners
- John Laing
- Kiewit Corporation
- Meridiam Infrastructure
- Parsons Corporation
- Plenary Group
- Taylor Bross
- Walsh Investors LLC - Walsh Group
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that four teams have been shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain a portfolio of replacement bridges across the the state.
The teams invited to submit proposals are:
- Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Plenary Group, The Walsh Group, Granite Construction Company, HDR Engineering, HNTB Corporation and Infrastructure Corporation of America;
- Keystone Bridge Partners: InfraRed Capital Partners, Kiewit, Parsons, The Allan A. Myers family of companies, DBi and American Infrastructure;
- Commonwealth Bridge Partners: John Laing Investments, Fluor, American Bridge Company, Traylor Bros. Inc., Joseph B. Fay Co., STV Incorporated and Infrastructure and Industrial Constructors;
- Pennsylvania Crossings: Meridiam, Lane Construction, AECOM, Trumbull, Wagman Companies and Cofiroute.
PennDOT expects to release final project details and requirements to the four teams this summer and select a preferred proposal this fall. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2015.
The project contemplates accelerating the replacement of at least 500 geographically disbursed, structurally deficient, bridges across Pennsylvania in less than 5 years. The majority of the Replacement Bridges are single and multi-span bridges that will be replaced in-kind.
The concessionaire will be reimbursed through an availability payment structure over an anticipated term of between 25 and 35 years.
Pennsylvania is taking advantage of the new P3 tool that Governor Corbett signed into law in 2012 to begin a new initiative to address the state's nearly 4,500 Structurally Deficient (SD) bridges. With the P3 approach, the state can replace hundreds of these bridges more quickly; save money; and minimize the impact on the traveling public.