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A breakdown: Transportation bill funding in the midstate


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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans to spend $92 million in the midstate as part of the Year 1 portion of the state's new transportation bill.

Almost all of the money will go to paving and bridge projects. Five years of funding are contained in the plan.

Here's how Year 1 breaks down in District 8 — which encompasses Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties — with updated project details from PennDOT District 8 spokesman Greg Penny.

The five most expensive project estimates and bid awards in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties:

1. Paving Route 30 west in Lancaster County from the York County line to Route 23, $9.6 million.

2. Paving Route 283, Lancaster County, from Mount Joy to the Route 230 interchange. Four project bids came in between $6.3 million and $7.4 million, but the contract had not been awarded as of May 27. Work should begin in mid-July.

3. Paving and patching three miles of Interstate 283, Dauphin County, from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the I-83 interchange. It's a $5.6 million project that started April 27; the contractor is Pennsy Supply Inc.

4. Paving 4.1 miles of Route 222 in Lancaster County from Route 30 to Bushong Road in Manheim Township. Estimated cost is $4.5 million, and bids should be opened in early June.

5. Paving 4.7 miles of I-83 between Sheep Bridge Road in Newberry Township and Route 262 in Fairview Township. The contract was awarded to Pennsy Supply Inc. for $3.5 million; work is to begin in mid- to late June.

What each county gets:

Adams: $5.2 million, four projects. Biggest project: Paving part of Route 134 from Steinwehr Avenue to Route 15 in the Gettysburg area for $1.7 million.

Cumberland: $5.7 million, two projects. Biggest project: Paving of portions of Railroad Avenue, East Main Street, South Locust Street, Central Boulevard and St. Johns Church Road in three municipalities. Estimated cost is $3.5 million, and bids should be opened June 19.

Dauphin: $13.93 million, six projects. Biggest project: I-283 paving project. Also includes: Paving of Front Street in Harrisburg for $2.3 million.

Franklin: $5.8 million, two projects. Biggest project: Paving Route 16 (Buchanan Trail East), $3.8 million.

Lancaster: $28.2 million, seven projects. Biggest project: Paving of Route 30 west.

Lebanon: $4.18 million, three projects. Biggest project: Paving Route 934 (South White Oak Street) in North Annville Township from Palmyra Bellegrove Road to Jonestown Road in East Hanover Township, $1.8 million.

Perry: $4.8 million, three projects. Biggest project: Paving Route 17 between Cocalamus Creek in Greenwood Township and Davidson Road in Liverpool Township, $2.7 million.

York: $16.2 million, eight projects. Biggest project: I-83 paving in Newberry Township.

Districtwide bridge-repair contract (this list does not include more expensive, individual bridge-repair contracts that were awarded separately):

Total: $8 million for 19 bridges

Adams: 5

Lancaster: 4

Franklin: 3

Cumberland: 2

Perry: 2

Dauphin: 1

Lebanon: 1

York: 1

Grand total: $92 million for 54 projects. 

Michael Sadowski

Michael Sadowski

Mike Sadowski covers Lebanon County, banking and finance, law and the legal community, and technology. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at Follow him on Twitter, @MikeCPBJ. Circle Michael Sadowski on .



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