Pittsburgh-based geotechnical general contractor Nicholson Construction was recently awarded a $20 million contract as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT’s) massive Interstate 95 improvement project.
The I-95 project is a long-term, multiphase initiative to rebuild, improve and widen sections of the roadway, which is a vital link for millions of residents and businesses in the area. I-95 currently supports approximately 102,000 motorists, including trucks, per day.
Nicholson will be installing 1,759 micropiles as part of the replacement of a three-mile elevated section of I-95.
The company has worked on a number of projects with PennDOT, including their current micropile project for the Walsh/Granite JV bridge replacement on SR23 in Columbia, PA.
“We have a long history of working all over the state with PennDOT,” said Mark Rothbauer, Regional Manager, Nicholson Construction. “We’re really happy to bring our expertise to the I-95 project, which is going to have a positive impact on so many residents and drivers in the Philadelphia area.”
The General Contractor for the project is James J. Anderson, Inc. Nicholson’s portion of the work is expected to be completed in 2020.