December 10, 2018 News Release

PA Turnpike Commission to Hold Community Meeting for Southern Beltway

Turnpike representatives will be available to provide overview of next construction section.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is moving ahead with the next phase of construction of the Southern Beltway’s (Toll 576) U.S. Route 22 to Interstate 79 (I-79) Project. An upcoming community meeting will take place this week detailing the next section of work (55A2) in Washington County, which extends nearly three miles through Robinson and Mount Pleasant townships.

The community meeting will be held:

December 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fort Cherry Golf Club
80 Fort Cherry Road
McDonald, PA 15057

PTC representatives and contracted specialists will be available to discuss future detours, blasting zones and additional construction-related information about the 55A2 section of the Southern Beltway.

The Trumbull Corporation in Pittsburgh was awarded the $116 million contract for this section. The work requires about three million cubic yards of excavation and the construction of two, curved steel girder bridges to be built side-by-side with each being about 1,500 feet in length. More details pertaining to the scope of work will be announced at the community meeting on Dec. 12.

CDR Maguire Inc. of Pittsburgh will manage the construction of this entire project, which includes nine construction sections at a total estimated cost of $800 million. This project will require the management firm to provide cost, schedule and quality control while complying with all PTC, state and federal highway construction requirements.

The 13 miles of Southern Beltway currently being constructed will extend from the southern terminus of the existing, six-mile section called the Findlay Connector, which opened in 2006, to an interchange with I-79 near the Washington-Allegheny County line. The Southern Beltway is expected to open to traffic in the Fall of 2021 and will connect I-79 to I-376 at the Pittsburgh International Airport. To learn more, visit

Renee Vid Colborn 724-755-5260