SAI Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been selected by PennDOT District 10-0 for a project specific open-end agreement for the replacement design of the South Leatherwood Bridge.  The work will include performing all work and services for the design of the replacement and consultation during construction of the structure located at SR 861 segment 212 offset 313 in Clarion County, Pennsylvania.

Skanska USA is officially awarded the winning bid by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the rebuild of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. While receiving the lowest scores for design, construction and value added among other scoring categories, Skanska’s bid of $398 million came in well below the losing candidates’ bids and $67 million lower than the FDOT’s overall budget for the project. Skanska’s designs were unveiled last week before the 72-hour time period had even expired for the losing firms to petition the FDOT.

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday he concurs with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s concerns about the amount of debt the agency is carrying and the need for financial relief.

In fact, Mr. DePasquale sounded a similar alarm three years ago in a special report on the agency’s debt and the situation he described then has only grown worse. His office is in the midst of a full audit of the commission that is expected to be released in the fall.

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is spending an estimated $1 billion more on the state's roads and bridges than it has in recent years as a result of the state's 2013 Act 89 transportation funding bill, Trib Live reported.
  • PennDOT will spend a total of $2.4 billion across approximately 820 projects this year, with at least $625 million worth of work underway and $443 million already finished.



 After working with Brian Schull for more than a year now on this job, I have no doubt in my mind that SAI was the right choice for this job - and in particular, Brian as the CM.  He has great organizational skills, he is very thorough, he supports the owner and is always looking out for our best interests, and is one of the most professional persons I have ever had the opportunity of working with.  He is definitely someone I look up to and hope to emulate in my future as a manager.  I think it is very important to give feedback, both positive and negative, when I see something exceptional, or when I have issues that I cannot seem to work out with a consultant.  My experience in working with Brian has been nothing but a positive one, and I am looking forward to continuing our relationship with this project and in any future projects that I may be lucky enough to work with Brian.  Thanks again for the support that SAI has given the Authority over the past several years!

Paul Hoback, Allegheny County Airport Authority
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