Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission awards contract for the Mon/Fayette Expressway

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) recently awarded the first construction contract to Pittsburgh-based Trumbull Corp. for the Mon/Fayette Expressway PA Route 51 to I-376 Project’s southern section.

The nearly $214 million contract is for a section of the expressway that runs from its terminus at State Route 51 in Jefferson Hills to State Route 837 in Duquesne. The majority of the stretch is in Jefferson Hills Borough but also extends into West Mifflin Borough and the City of Clairton in Allegheny County.

In February, a public meeting will be held to explain the scope of work.

“The public meeting is a chance for residents in the area to hear directly from the engineering team about construction details and how it may affect them,” PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton said. “I encourage people to attend, but if they cannot, the information will be on the website.”

The Mon/Fayette Expressway stretches 54 miles from I-68 near Morgantown, W.Va., to State Route 51 in Jefferson Hills, Pa.

The entire Mon/Fayette Expressway PA Route 51 to I-376 Project will cost an estimated $1.3 billion and take six years. It is expected to enhance mobility in the area.

The project has been divided into seven separate construction sections.