February 28, 2019 News Release

PA Turnpike Commission to Hold Community Meeting for Southern Beltway

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

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) will hold a community meeting for the final phase of construction of the Southern Beltway’s (Toll 576) U.S. Route 22 to Interstate 79 (I-79) Project. The upcoming community meeting will detail the final section of work (55C2-1) taking place in Allegheny and Washington counties, which extends approximately 3.2 miles through Cecil and South Fayette townships.

The community meeting will be held:

March 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn
1000 Corporate Dr.
Canonsburg, PA 15317

PTC representatives and contracted specialists will be available to discuss future detours, blasting zones and additional construction-related information about the 55C2-1 section, which is the largest and final construction section of the Southern Beltway project. This section is anticipated to be fully completed in 2022.

The $174.3 million contract for this section was awarded to Walsh Construction Company, which has an office in Pittsburgh. The work includes seven bridges to be built; four bridges on the mainline of Toll 576 and three for the ramps leading on/off the toll road. Approximately 6.5 million cubic yards of earth will need to be excavated in this section. More details pertaining to the scope of work will be announced at the community meeting on March 5, which will be an open-house style format.

CDR Maguire Inc. of Pittsburgh is managing the construction of this entire project, which includes nine construction sections at a total estimated cost of $800 million. This project requires 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 entire 19-mile Southern Beltway is expected to open to traffic in 2021 with some restrictions and will connect I-79 to I-376 at the Pittsburgh International Airport. It will open in its entirety in 2022. To learn more, visit https://www.patpconstruction.com/southern_beltway/.

Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: 724.755.5260