Bid from New Kensington company awarded to rehabilitate I-70 bridges in West Virginia | TribLIVE.com
U.S./World

Bid from New Kensington company awarded to rehabilitate I-70 bridges in West Virginia

Associated Press
1504875_web1_AP19213600052995
AP
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that a $215 million bid to fix roads and bridges in the Mountain State has been awarded to Swank Construction of New Kensington.

WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has awarded a nearly $215 million bid to improve bridges on Interstate 70.

News outlets report the selection of the lowest bid for the project was announced Monday in Wheeling.

New Kensington-based Swank Construction won the project to rehabilitate or replace more than two dozen bridges between Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation received five bids for the project.

WVDOT Construction Engineer Joe Juszczak says the Fulton Bridges on the east side of the Wheeling Tunnel are in need of full replacement because of rusting steel and eroding concrete. The rest of the bridges will be rehabilitated.

The project is expected to take three years to complete. Preliminary work could begin this fall.

“We’re gonna start pretty earnestly this fall with some offline work, underneath some of the bridges, getting ready,” Andrew Swank told WTRF-TV. “Large portion of the work is 2021 and 2022, but we have to start, really immediately after Labor Day.”

Categories: Business | Wire stories
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.