PITTSBURGH - April 18, 2013
Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE MKT:BKR), has been chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Engineering District 11-0, to provide construction inspection services for the reconstruction of the intersection of State Routes 51 and 88 in Pittsburgh. The contract will begin in June and will conclude toward the end of 2015. The total construction value of the project is approximately $15 million and Baker’s fee is approximately $1 million.
The project will consist of the replacement of three structurally deficient bridges, the extension of two culverts, the addition of new bridges for the construction of a jug handle ramp to improve safety and traffic movement, minor widening and reconstruction, paving, traffic signals, pavement markings, signage, highway lighting, sidewalks and utility relocations. Two lanes of Route 51 traffic in both directions will be maintained during peak periods throughout the construction.
"This will be a very challenging and high-profile project," said Thomas Donatelli, P.E., assistant vice president. "The intersection has been a trouble spot in the area for many years and, once completed, everyone in the area, including local businesses, will benefit from the changes."
Michael Baker Corporation (www.mbakercorp.com) provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients’ most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, oil & gas, rail & transit, telecommunications & utilities, transportation, urban development and water. With more than 3,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.
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