The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 25, 2013

Route 219 bids come in low

Work could start this fall.

Randy Griffith
rgriffith@tribdem.com

HOLLIDAYSBURG —

 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.