The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 25, 2013

Route 219 bids come in low

Work could start this fall.

Randy Griffith


 Work could begin as soon as October on the first major construction phase of long-awaited Route 219 South extension after bids came in lower than expected today.
Joseph B. Fay Co. in suburban Pittsburgh is the apparent low bidder at $110,468,000 for excavation and preliminary construction along the entire 11-mile extension from Somerset to Meyersdale. 
"This is great news," PennDOT District Executive Tom Prestash said after the virtual bid opening at District 9 headquarters in Hollidaysburg.
"We have been waiting 40 years," Somerset County Commissioner John Vatavuk said at the PennDOT office.