Big projects are on gov­ern­ments’ 2019 to-do lists

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Two weeks ago, I wrote about New Year’s res­o­lu­tions and goals we should set for our­selves in 2019 about our driv­ing habits.

Gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies more or less do the same thing.

If you want to see their res­o­lu­tions, you need to look at a cap­i­tal projects plan.

These doc­u­ments spell out what projects the gov­ern­ment wants to tackle and when it in­tends to get around to them.

Most of the time, these are con­struc­tion projects — repave a road, re­build a bridge, con­struct a new build­ing — but they can dab­ble into other big ticket, one-time ex­pen­di­tures like soft­ware up­grades or pur­chas­ing prop­er­ties.

Since this is the Road War­rior col­umn, we’re mostly fo­cused on road con­struc­tion and in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments.

So let’s take a look at what Pen­nDOT has in mind for 2019.

After each en­try, I’ll give the an­tic­i­pated cost, but keep in mind these are just es­ti­mates. Costs can change de­pend­ing on where bids come in, if the weather co­op­er­ates and a host of other is­sues.

Tom Short­ell

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