Community Connection & Enhancement Award

Inwood Iron Bridge Project

PennDOT District 8-0 and J.D. Eckman

Manufactured by the Pittsburgh Bridge Company in 1899, the Inwood Iron Bridge is a historic landmark structure of extremely rare design. The bridge allowed for passage across the Swatara Creek for over 100 years until the structure’s closure in 2006 due to its deteriorated condition.

The decision was made to replace the truss with a new steel girder bridge and to rebuild the existing truss in a new park for the Swatara Rail-Trail, all while maintaining much of the historic structure.

A team effort involving PennDOT District 8-0, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Historic Bridge Foundation, Lebanon County Planning Department, FHWA, numerous Park agencies and other organizations would provide new purpose for the Inwood Iron Bridge for the next century.

Community Connection & Enhancement Award

State Route 18, Section B59, 7th Avenue Betterment Project

PennDOT District 11-0 and A. Liberoni

The project, located primarily in the City of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, has not only improved a deteriorated section of roadway, but has provided several significant enhancements to the business district and overall community.

This project included: the implementation of reverse angle parking; establishment of bicycle lanes; addition of new-signalized left turn lanes; construction of over 140 new ADA Act compliant curb ramps; and the construction of curb extensions, or “bump outs”.

Through strong partnering and communication, the State Route 18, Section B59 project was able to achieve many positive outcomes that span well beyond the pavement. The improved roadway will serve as a backbone for the City of Beaver Falls and hopefully provide the groundwork for future growth and improvements in the community.


PTC Southern Beltway Section 55A2 Project

PA Turnpike Commission, Trumbull Corporation, AECOM, and CDR Maguire

Section 55A2 of PTC’s Southern Beltway was a two-and-a-half year, 2.7-mile project located in Washington County approximately 11 miles south of Pittsburgh International Airport. It included four precast box culverts, one single span precast concrete arch bridge, one single span prestressed concrete bulb-tee bridge, dual single-span composite steel multi-girder bridges, dual eight-span composite steel multi-girder bridges, one full interchange, reconstruction of SR 980, SR 4037, and SR 4012.

From the onset of the project through COVID-19 impacts until final completion, both Trumbull Corporation and the Commission made a constant effort to partner on all issues which lead to a successful project.

The commitment to partnering shown by the team directly impacted the success of this project. The ability to communicate and overcome obstacles on the project at the field level resulted in a successful project for both entities. As a direct result of partnering, this $116 Million-dollar high quality transportation project was delivered on budget and by the contract completion date.


PTC Reconstruction of Milepost A31.34 – A37.39 Project

PA Turnpike Commission, Hill International, and Richard E. Pierson Construction Company

Following the completed widening and reconstruction of the previous eleven miles from Milepost A20-A31, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission continued with the widening and reconstruction of the Northeast Extension with this seven-mile project between Milepost A31-A38 in Lower Salford, Franconia and Salford Townships in Montgomery County.

The project required staged construction for full depth roadway reconstruction and widening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike from two lanes in each direction to three lanes in each direction and replacement of four mainline bridges.

The achievement of substantial completion in 2020 would never have come to fruition without the commitment and determination of the Executive Partners, as well as the commendable level of effort from all field level personnel. The impact of the partnering efforts reach farther beyond the project, as the PTC is in a position to maintain their scheduled letting of new contracts along the Northeast Extension without undue delay.


On-the-Job Training (OJT) Management System

PennDOT’s Bureau of Equal Opportunity and Highway Administration

The PennDOT OJT Program is an equal opportunity program that enables minorities, women and the socially and economically disadvantaged populations to gain highway construction skills. The primary objective of the OJT Program is the training and upgrading of minorities and women toward journeyperson status.

The Bureau of Equal Opportunity, or BEO, is responsible for the administration of the PennDOT OJT Program.

In 2019, PennDOT’s Bureau of Equal Opportunity and Highway Administration began work on the OJT Management System to combine a paper and multiple system process into one, to create a more efficient program and process to be used by contractors. This will allow for more trainee positions to address workforce development concerns in the construction industry.

The OJT MS successfully went live on January 28, 2021 and in a short period of time, documentation has improved with less errors and returns and an increase in timeliness of submitting the program documents. An increase in the number of trainees in the program and training classifications is anticipated, due to this project of building a database for the program and an interface with ECMS.


2020 Community Connection & Enhancement Award

US 22 – Canoe Creek Intersection

PennDOT Engineering District 9-0 / The EADS Group, Inc. / Plum Contracting, Inc. / Federal Highway Administration / Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania / Blair County Commissioners / Frankstown Township Supervisors

2020 Community Connection & Enhancement Award

Mon Wharf Pedestrian Bridge

SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. / Clearwater Construction / City of Pittsburgh DOMI / Riverlife

2020 Community Connection & Enhancement Award

Frankford Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation

PennDOT Engineering District 6-0 / Loftus Construction, Inc. / TranSystems /SEPTA / Philadelphia Parks and Recreation


Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Southern Beltway 55-A1

Independence Excavating Inc. / PA Turnpike Commission / CDR Maguire / Mackin Engineering Company


Replacement of Bridge No. EB-117 MP 238.09

The EADS Group, Inc. / PA Turnpike Commission/ J.D. Eckman, Inc. / Monaloh Basin Engineers / Alfred Benesch & Company



US 119 Three Bridges

PennDOT District 10 / FHWA / Swank Construction Company, LLC / Erdman Anthony Associates, Inc.


TRUSS District 8 Women’s Support Group





US 219 – Somerset to Meyersdale

  • PennDOT District 9
  • Fay, an i+iconUSA Company
  • New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
  • L.R. Kimball – a CDI Company


SR 2004 – Section B08 Freedom Crider Road Project

  • PennDOT District 11
  • Independence Excavating, Inc.
  • Michael Baker International
  • SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Construction Consultant Services, Inc.


PA29/100 Over lndian Creek

  • HRI, Inc.
  • PennDOT District 5
  • J.R. Slaw, Inc.
  • Alfred Benesch & Company


PA Turnpike Total Reconstruction & Widening, MP 242- MP 245, York County

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Erdman Anthony
  • Trumbull Corporation


SR3045 – Section A01 Waddle Road Interchange

  • PennDOT District 2
  • P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers
  • Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
  • Erdman Anthony




Gannett Fleming


Larson Design Group


PA Turnpike / I-95 Interchange Project

  • PA Turnpike Commission
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Urban Engineers


Waddle Road Interchange Improvements Project

  • P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers
  • Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
  • Patton Township


ECMS 9234 – South Valley Parkway

  • Kriger Construction, Inc.
  • PennDOT District 4



PA Turnpike Roadway and Bridge Reconstruction MP 44-48 in Allegheny Co.
Trumbull Corporation
Hill International
PA Turnpike Commission

New Stanton Interchange (I-70)
PennDOT District 12
Joseph B. Fay Company i+iconUSA

I-78 Reconstruction and Bridge Replacement in Berks County
PennDOT District 5
Trumbull Corporation
JBC Associates

PA Turnpike Repairs to the Delaware River Bridge
PA Turnpike Commission
Michael Baker International
Cornell and Company, Inc.
PKF-Mark III, Inc.

New Baltimore Slide Remediation
PA Turnpike Commission
Independence Excavating, Inc.
Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC

Northeast Extension Roadway Rehabilitation MP A101-A104
PA Turnpike Commission
Pikes Creek Site Contractors
GAI Consultants, Inc.

Accelerated Bridge Construction MP A57.66
PA Turnpike Commission
Road-Con, Inc.
STV Incorporated

Accelerated Bridge Construction MP 20.47
PA Turnpike Commission
Brayman Construction Corp.
STV Incorporated

Community Connection

Crawford County Saegertown Roundabout Projects
PennDOT District 1 Office
Clearwater Construction, Inc.
J.C. Lee Construction and Supply, Inc.

Warner Blvd. Oak Hill Interchange Project
PennDOT District 2 Office
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.

I-70 Diverging Diamond Interchange Project
PennDOT District 12 Office
Golden Triangle Construction Co., Inc.
Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Powdermill Trail
PennDOT District 4 Office
Pikes Creek Site Contractors (H & K Group)


DiscoverE National Girl Day- District 11 Student Open House
PennDOT District 11 Diversity Committee

Training and Recruiting Minorities and Females on Washington County SR 70 project.
Gulisek Construction LLC

Future Road Builders – Minority Focused Recruitment App
Constructors Association of Western PA
Federal Highway Administration PA Division Office
PennDOT Bureau of Equal Opportunity

PA Turnpike Commission CEO Internship Program
PA Turnpike Commission Office of Diversity and Inclusion