Private sector encouraged to apply for Pa. bridge projects

Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Transportation Partnership office is looking for private sector businesses to submit their qualifications so they can compete for the opportunity to participate in PennDOT’s Major Bridge P3 initiative.

“While we’re reaching out to the public and evaluating the candidate bridges for this initiative, we’ve seen significant private-sector interest in this program,” PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said. “This initiative will quickly address and fully pay for badly needed work on important interstate bridges and make work on other projects possible.”

Whomever is chosen for the P3 will enter into a pre-development agreement to design, build, finance and maintain one or more bridge packages. Each package will include select bridges and associated infrastructure, including tolling infrastructure, gantry structures and toll buildings for each bridge.

Those interested in making a proposal must submit an electronic copy of their statement of qualifications to the PennDOT Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office as instructed in the Request for Qualifications document by Aug. 5, 2021.

Interested parties can view submission requirements on the “Major Bridges Program” page at www.P3.pa.gov.