Project Owner: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation – Engineering District 6-0
The Sumneytown Pike/PA 309 Connector Project (SR 1058, Sections HAT & HT2) is located in a (5)-mile corridor running east to west through five townships in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the project is to provide a connection from Sumneytown Pike just north of the PA Turnpike’s Lansdale Interchange to PA 309 to relieve existing and projected traffic congestion.
For SR 1058 Section HAT, Susquehanna Civil Inc. has been performing field surveys, geotechnical engineering, and preparing R/W plans for the proposed PA 309 connector from Summeytown Pike to SR 0309 in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, PA.
Project Owner: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 8-0
Interstate 83 Exit 4 is an existing diamond configuration interchange with signals located at the ramp intersections with PA 851. Due to the growth of the Shrewsbury area, congestion is experienced at the interchange during peak periods, and traffic exiting I-83 northbound and southbound backs up onto I-83. The existing bridge carrying I-83 over Route 851 is structurally deficient. The project will replace the existing I-83 bridge with a two-span structure that will accommodate the additional lanes on PA 851 and possible future widening of I-83. The project will also implement a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) and lengthen the I-83 northbound and southbound on and off interchange ramps.
As Part of the Gannett Fleming team, Susquehanna Civil is responsible for the following preliminary and final design tasks:
Surveying and mapping
Preliminary and final right-of-way plans
Preliminary and final signing and pavement making plans
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 6-0
The I-95 Girard Avenue Interchange project is the southernmost component of Penn-DOT’s reconstruction of I-95 in Philadelphia. This interchange is an important interface between heavily traveled I-95 and three (3) of Philadelphia’s primary arterials: Girard Avenue, Aramingo Avenue and
Delaware Avenue. The project involves:
Reconstructing the Girard Avenue Interchange.
Eliminating lane drops on mainline I-95 by widening from three (3) lanes to four (4) lanes through the interchange in each direction.
Widening and reconstruction of three (3) miles of pavement and thirteen (13) bridge structures along I-95.
Improving access between I-95 and the local street system.
Improving highway signing.
The project has since added ITS structures along the corridor.
Susquehanna Civil, Inc. has been performing the following activities:
Geotechnical engineering tasks such as RSGER’s, administration of core boring contracts, core boring inspection, foundation design for bridges and retaining walls.
Field survey work for the entire project, including rail surveys and detailed information regarding all existing structures, ramps, utilities, drainage and signs. This includes surveying portions of I-95 mainline utilizing a mobile mapping solution.
Traffic engineering in the form of all required signing and pavement marking plans.
Right-of-way support consisting primarily of deed research.
Environmental Permitting assistance.
Susquehanna Civil Contract: $7.4 million
I-95 Bridge Street to Betsy Ross Bridge (SR 0095 SECTION BRI)
PROJECT OWNER Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 6-0
I-95 mainline improvements:
Reconstruction of four through lanes in each direction and widening of the median and shoulders.
Reconstruction or repair of 28 northbound and southbound bridges.
Construction of northbound and southbound collector-distributor lanes to serve traffic entering and exiting at Aramingo Avenue and the Betsy Ross Bridge.
At Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange:
Build a new road that connects Aramingo Avenue to Adams Avenue.
Build new ramps to and from Aramingo Avenue and I-95 and the Betsy Ross Bridge.
Build a new off-ramp from I-95 North to Orthodox Street that provides access to Aramingo Avenue.
Close the existing on-ramp from Aramingo Avenue to I-95 South.
Close the existing off-ramp from I-95 North to Aramingo Avenue.
Susquehanna Civil, Inc. has been performing the following activities as the project’s geotechnical engineer:
Geotechnical work such as RSGER’s, administration of boring contracts, core boring inspection, foundation design for all bridges, retaining walls and sign structures.
In 2012, Susquehanna Civil was awarded all remaining field surveying and mapping tasks along with remaining right-of-way investigations and plans for the the Final Design Phase. This new work includes a portion of the Conrail Delair Branch also used by N.J. Transit.
Susquehanna Civil Contract: $6.6 million
DCNR Civil/Structural Open End Agreement
SCI is designing a number of projects as prime consultant. Tasks include Survey, Environmental, Hydrology/Hydraulics, Permitting, Structure Design, Roadway Design, and preparing bid packages. Projects include:
Raccoon Park Road Bridge over Traverse Creek, Raccoon Creek State Park, Beaver Co.: This project was the replacement of the existing structure with a new 75’ single-span prestressed concrete spread box beam bridge with scour protection. Formliners and concrete staining were included to enhance the bridge appearance. The approach roadways were also reconstructed.
Rockport Road over Buck Mountain Creek, Lehigh Gorge State Park, Carbon Co.: This project is the replacement of the existing structure with a new 53’ single-span prestressed concrete spread box beam bridge on a 35° skew with scour protection. Formliners and concrete staining were included to enhance the bridge appearance. The approach roadways will also be reconstructed. Due to the need to maintain access at the Park, a temporary roadway and stream crossing will be constructed.
Trout Run Road Culvert over Trout Run, Tiadaghton State Forest, Lycoming Co.: This project is the replacement of the existing corrugated metal pipe arch with a new 24’ x 10’ precast concrete arch. Formliners and concrete staining were included to enhance the bridge appearance. The approach roadways will also be reconstructed.
Yarrison Road Bridge over Fourth Gap, Tiadaghton State Forest, Lycoming Co.: This project is the replacement of the existing structure with a new 16’ x 8’ precast concrete arch. Formliners and concrete staining were included to enhance the bridge appearance. The approach roadways will also be reconstructed.
Lebo Road Culvert over Big Spring Branch of Lebo Run, Susquehannock State Forest, Potter Co.: This project is the replacement of the existing steel pipe arch with a new 15’ x 7’ precast concrete box culvert. Formliners and concrete staining were included to enhance the bridge appearance. The approach roadways will also be reconstructed.
Park Entrance Road & Access Road to Lot #4, Gouldsboro State Park, Monroe Co.: This project is the reconstruction of 2800’ of the Park roadway by reclaiming the existing pavement as new base and resurfacing with bituminous pavement.
On-lot Sewage Treatment Facilities, S.B. Elliot State Park, Clearfield Co.: This project is to obtain the on-lot sewage permit for a new shower house/comfort station with sandmound treatment facility to service the Park’s rental cabins. The site is located within a High Quality (HQ) watershed.
Bear Meadows Road Bridge over Sinking Creek, Rothrock State Forest, Centre Co.: This project is to rehabilitate the existing 21.5’ single-span steel I-beam bridge by installing steel diaphragms and spot painting the steel beams, replacing the laminated wood deck and bituminous paving, and place rock slope protection.
Fee Hollow Road Bridge over West Branch Cowley Run, Sizerville State Park/Elk State Forest, Potter Co.: This project is to rehabilitate the existing corrugated steel plate arch by underpinning the gabion headwalls, placing rock riprap for scour protection and update roadway signing.
UNT to Bushkill Creek/Camp William Penn Lake Culverts, Delaware State Forest, Pike Co.:This project is to replace 2 existing culvert structures with precast concrete box culverts. The approach gravel roadways will be repaired as need and a trail may be realigned as part of the project.
Penn Street Bridge Over Schuylkill River Rehabilitation
City of Reading and West Reading Borough, Berks County, PA
Project Owner: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Engineering District 5-0
Penn Street Bridge over Schuylkill River Rehabilitation (E02384 SR 3422 Section 03B)
Susquehanna Civil’s tasks included surveying and mapping of the bridge, roadways, railroad, and river using HD Laser scanning; preliminary and final right-of-way invesigations and plans, utilities coordination for several providers in along and through the bridge and approaches, railroad and PUC coordination, preliminary signing and pavement marking plans, and traffic data collection.
The Penn Street Bridge (below) was originally constructed in 1913 and serves as the primary gateway to downtown Reading; seeing an average daily traffic volume of nearly 34,000 vehicles traveling over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Schuylkill River Trail, and Front Street.