APC is a trade association consisting of more than 400 members that include contractors, consulting engineers, material suppliers, manufacturers, and others with an interest in Pennsylvania’s road and bridge construction industry. The association has been serving the industry for more than 80 years and represents the majority of active highway contractors in the state.


April 17, 2014 – PennDOT Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PennDOT letting results.

April 17, 2014

Comments Requested on Proposed Special Provision – Percent Within Tolerance

CT C-10-016 (Step 2) (previously circulated) is being sent to address a standard Special Provision for Superpave asphalt mixture design, Standard and RPS construction of asphalt pavements with percent within tolerance and LTS testing. Please provide comments to PennDOT by the closing date, ASpril 18, using the electronic spread sheet provided. Go here to view documents.


April 16, 2014

Proposed Revision Force Account Work Section110.03(d)

PennDOT Clearance Transmittal CT H-13-003 requests comment on a proposed revision of Pub. 408 Section 110.03 (d), as follows:

  1. If the Contractor fails to provide documentation for the cost of any materials, rented equipment or services within 90 days of completing work on a Force Account, the Department will compute payment based on the labor and equipment records it has. Payment will be denied for the undocumented costs.
  2. The Department will review Force Account submissions and notify the Contractor, in writing, within 14 calendar days of submission regarding all corrections or additional documentation required. If the Contractor fails to furnish an appropriate response within 14 days, final payment wil be made on the basis of the Department’s records.

This proposed change to the Force Account specifications, which was originally circulated in February, 2013, stated that costs not documented within 45 days of completion of the Force Account would not ever be paid, and had no requirement at all for the time of Department response. Read More…

April 16, 2014

Bridge Committee – Minutes & Agenda Available

The following Bridge Committee documents are available for download:


April 14, 2014

Risk Allocation Agenda

The agenda for the Risk Allocation Committee meeting on April 15, 2014, is now available. Download it here.

April 11, 2014

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited P3 Transportation Proposals until April 30

The PennDOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) has  announced that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30. The submission period applies to PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure.

During this period, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports. Proposals can also include more efficient models to manage existing transportation-related services and programs.

The private sector may also submit applications for non-PennDOT-owned assets directly to the P3 board during this time. Transportation entities outside of the governor’s jurisdiction, such as transit authorities, may establish their own timelines or accept proposals year round.

Unsolicited proposals are being accepted through 11:59 p.m. on April 30. Instructions on how to submit a project and information on the unsolicited  proposal review process can be found on the state’s P3 website, www.P3forPA.com. Read More…

April 11, 2014

APC Commemorates Work Zone Safety Week

April 7 through 11 is National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. APC joins with everyone in the industry in reminding motorist to be alert and SLOW DOWN in work zones.

Tragically, we sometimes hear about a highway worker killed on the job. Such devastation can often present a lifetime of challenges for the families left behind. We often forget about the families and the financial repercussions that result from a missing income. Seeking post high school education may no longer be a reality for these children in the wake of a tragic work zone accident. With your help, APC is partnering with ARTBA to help the children of our fallen colleagues.

APC is offering “Slow Down Highway Worker” License Plates for $10 each. All the funds go toward supporting the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund helps support the educational endeavors of those children of fallen highway workers. For ordering information, go here.

April 10, 2014

Committee News

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