Route 219 bids come in low

Posted on July 25th, 2013

The Tribune-Democrat (July 25, 2013)

Work could start this fall.

Work could begin as soon as October on the first major construction phase of long-awaited Route 219 South extension after bids came in lower than expected today.
Joseph B. Fay Co. in suburban Pittsburgh is the apparent low bidder at $110,468,000 for excavation and preliminary construction along the entire 11-mile extension from Somerset to Meyersdale.

“This is great news,” PennDOT District Executive Tom Prestash said after the virtual bid opening at District 9 headquarters in Hollidaysburg.

“We have been waiting 40 years,” Somerset County Commissioner John Vatavuk said at the PennDOT office.

By Randy Griffith