Gov. Wolf Highlights Significant Infrastructure Investments Members News November 23, 2022 Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today shared examples of how the first year of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – signed by President Joe Biden in November 2021 – is supporting transportation in Pennsylvania communities. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a game changer for Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding is already helping us speed up projects underway in Pennsylvania. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help us fix our highways and bridges, improve rail transit, invest in broadband infrastructure, and meet our clean energy goals to fight the damage climate change is causing in Pennsylvania communities. “Because of this money, we can keep Pennsylvanians safer, support more union jobs, and ensure that Pennsylvania’s infrastructure is ready to meet the needs of the 21st century.” The BIL invests in various infrastructure types and all transportation modes. The BIL will bring $4 billion in new highway and bridge funds to Pennsylvania over the next five years, and nearly $600 million in the 2022 federal fiscal year alone. These investments are supporting and accelerating projects across Pennsylvania when, without it, cost and supply challenges would have resulted in fewer projects. Using state and federal investments across the state, through September there were 611 projects underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year. In that same time, 282 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed statewide through PennDOT’s private-sector partners. Additionally, repair, replacement, or preservation work on 425 bridges was put out for bid or completed by PennDOT forces. Nearly 4,000 roadway miles were improved by department or partner crews, including 1,065 miles of paving. While the BIL is helping to fix roads and bridges, it is also supporting passenger and freight rail, aviation, ports, and electric and alternative fueling infrastructure development. To invest in and grow our transportation network and our communities, PennDOT is also expanding outreach and emphasis on equitable transportation and business opportunities, while continually innovating and finding efficiencies. Local governments and other entities eligible for new and expanded grant programs under the BIL can find information on the department’s page dedicated to these funding opportunities. The Wolf Administration has made dozens of announcements on the important infrastructures projects that have been expedited, supported by or made possible this year thanks to the landmark BIL: Roads, Bridges, and Communities Wolf Administration Highlights Interstate 70, Route 51 Interchange Improvements and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments – 11/5/22 (Photos)Wolf Administration Wraps Up 2022 Construction Season in Northeastern PA – 11/1/22 (Photos)Route 981 Closure in Westmoreland County Next Week – 10/26/22Wolf Administration Announces Significant Investment In Kiski Junction Acquisition, Assisted By Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Armstrong County) – 10/21/22Governor Wolf, President Biden Visit Fern Hollow Bridge, Emphasize Importance of Infrastructure Funding – 10/20/22PennDOT Announces Virtual Plans Display for Route 62 Bridge Project in Pleasant Township, Warren County – 10/6/22Pymatuning State Park Trail Extension Project in Crawford County Marks Milestone with Reassembly of the Messerall Truss Bridge – 9/13/22Multi-Road Resurfacing Project to Begin (Cambria County) – 8/30/22Gov. Wolf Celebrates Biden Infrastructure Law Investments with White House Infrastructure Coordinator (Chester County) – 8/24/22Secretary Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Philadelphia Region – 8/19/22State Transportation Commission Adopts Updated 12-Year Transportation Program – 8/17/22Route 26 Resurfacing Project to Begin (Huntingdon County) – 8/16/22Route 4027 Resurfacing Project to Begin (Blair County) – 8/16/22Wolf Administration Highlights Local Improvements Accelerated by Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Monroe, Northampton counties) – 7/8/22Route 3031 over U.S. 219 Bridge Rehabilitation Project to Begin Next Week (Cambria County) – 7/7/22Route 30 Pavement Preservation Project to Begin Next Week (Fulton County) – 7/5/22Wolf Administration, U.S. Senator Casey, Local Officials Cut Ribbon for CSVT Northern Section, Break Ground for Southern Section – 6/29/22Lane Closures Coming for Epoxy Work on North Atherton Bridge – 6/16/22PennDOT Seeks Public Engagement in Transportation Planning Process – 6/15/22PENNDOT HIGHLIGHTS 2022 CONSTRUCTION SEASON PLANS, BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW BENEFITS – 6/10/22PennDOT, Partners Tout Improvements, Safety, and Opportunities for Bicycle Use – 5/20/22Wolf Administration Previews 2022 Construction Season, Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Benefits (Indiana region) – 4/26/22Governor Wolf Announces 64 Transportation Alternatives Projects Improving Mobility and Safety in 34 Counties – 4/20/22Wolf Administration Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Accelerating Pre-Construction for U.S. 219 in Somerset County – 4/20/22Wolf Administration, Sen. Casey Preview Impact of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding in East Central Region’s 2022 Construction Season (Allentown region) – 4/18/22Wolf Administration Previews 2022 Northwest Region Construction Season, Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – 4/15/22PennDOT and PSP Highlight Work Zone Safety for the Upcoming Construction Season in Mercer County – 4/14/22Wolf Administration Previews 2022 North Central Region Construction Season, Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Montoursville region) – 4/13/22Wolf Administration Previews Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Benefits and 2022 Philadelphia-Region Construction Season- Officials break ground on second phase of the Route 309 Connector Project – 4/8/22Wolf Administration Previews Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Impact in Hollidaysburg-Region 2022 Construction Season – 4/4/22Wolf Administration Previews Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Benefits in South Central Region 2022 Construction Season (Harrisburg region) – 3/31/22Wolf Administration Previews Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Impact in Southwest Region 2022 Construction Season (Uniontown region) – 3/31/22Wolf Administration Previews North Central Region 2022 Construction Season, Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Benefits and Celebrates Start of Local Improvement Project (Clearfield region) – 3/22/22Wolf Administration, Sen. Casey Preview Impact of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding in Northeast Region’s 2022 Construction Season – 3/21/22Wolf Administration Highlights 2022 Pittsburgh Region Construction Season, Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – 3/16/22PennDOT, State Association of Township Supervisors Announce Municipal Funding, Discuss Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Local Road and Bridge Needs – 3/1/22 (Photos, video, audio)Gov. Wolf Announces $17 Million to Support PA Highways on the Appalachian Development Highway System – 1/25/22Wolf Administration Highlights Transportation Benefits of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Pennsylvania Bridges – 1/14/22 (Photos, video, audio)Gov. Wolf, DOT Secretary Buttigieg Announce Pennsylvania to Receive $1.6 Billion to Fix Bridges Across the Commonwealth – 1/14/22 Rail, Transit, Ports, and Aviation Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey Celebrate $20.3 Million Grant, Historic Investments in Philaport – 10/14/22 (Photos, video, audio)Governor Wolf Announces $49 Million for Pennsylvania’s Airports through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – 7/7/22Gov. Wolf Announces Federal Transit Administration Grant to Expand Access to Transportation Assistance Programs – 6/28/22Governor Wolf Announces Commonwealth, Norfolk Southern Operating Agreement to Expand Western Pa. Passenger-Rail Access – 6/27/22Governor Wolf: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Allows PennDOT, Norfolk Southern to Move Toward Improved Freight and Passenger Rail Service in Western Pa. – 2/18/22 Electric Vehicles Gov. Wolf Announces $34.6 Million for Clean School Buses – 10/26/22PennDOT Invites Businesses to Prepare for NEVI Grant Program, Join Informational Webinar – 10/12/22Gov. Wolf Announces $25.4 Million from Biden Administration for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure – 9/15/22Wolf Administration Highlights Commitment to Clean Transportation – 7/28/22 (Photos, video, audio)PennDOT Invites Public Feedback on Components of Proposed State Plan for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program – 6/15/22Public Invited to Learn About Progress on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments in Electric Vehicle Charging – 4/20/22 (Recording)Wolf Administration Highlights Benefits of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Unveils Equity Principles for Industry Development – 2/11/22 (Photos, video, audio) Information about the state’s infrastructure and results the department is delivering for Pennsylvanians can be found at www.penndot.pa.gov/results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.