PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today selected the Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners team to replace 558 bridges across the state as part of the department’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3). Larson Design Group (LDG) is amongst the 11 Pennsylvania-based subcontractors that will be awarded work as part of the agreement. LDG is a full-service engineering firm headquartered in Williamsport with offices throughout Pennsylvania, as well as in Texas, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia.
According to Keith Kuzio, CEO at LDG, the firm’s internal team worked diligently to land this opportunity.
“Our Director of Structural Engineering, Steve Wilver, and the LDG team reflected our firm’s excellence throughout the bid phase and proved that we would be key contributors to the larger team,” Kuzio said.
“LDG will have the opportunity to do bridge design, environmental, and other services that are yet to be negotiated as a part of this agreement, and we are excited to do our part in helping rid Pennsylvania of structurally-deficient bridges,” Kuzio added.
According to PennDOT, the team’s $899 million proposal was selected based on scoring that considered cost, financial capability to carry out the project, background and experience in managing comparable projects, and understanding of the project. The project will cost an average of $65 million annually for the 28-year contract term.
To see the bridges included in the initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visitwww.P3forPA.pa.gov.