SR 0056, a four-lane limited-access highway that winds through the heart of the City of Johnstown, required rehabilitation. The project included multiple repairs to concrete and bituminous roadway, three bridges, and two retaining walls, and it needed to be completed in an aggressive timeframe. A rockslide at the north end of the project closed the James Wolfe Sculpture Trail, and RETTEW incorporated the rockslide remediation and the trail reconstruction into the roadway improvement project. Constant coordination with the City ensured the project would not impact numerous public events that are held throughout the year.
We completed this challenging project running through this urban corridor of the city under an open-end agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 9-0. Our expert transportation and bridge staff developed detailed plans for rehabilitating the roadway, bridges, retaining walls, and slide repair. We coordinated with two railroads, trail construction volunteers, utility providers, and the community. We obtained comprehensive environmental permitting, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits and an Aids to Navigation plan for recreational boaters. RETTEW completed the design and permitting in 15 months, and the SR 0056 corridor is now safer for residents and visitors to the Johnstown area.