Current Roads & Bridges Projects

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Roads and Bridges receives several Federal, State and County grants every year for road and bridge improvements.

These projects are funded in part by Pennsylvania Liquid Fuels funds. These funds come from taxes levied on gasoline - most of these taxes are paid to the State of Pennsylvania, and a certain percentage will go to Westmoreland County and its municipalities.

Current Projects:

  • Engineering Design of the Ligonier Street Bridge over Loyalhanna Creek in Latrobe, known as the “Brewery Bridge”.  This project is anticipated for construction in 2021.  The bridge is currently open to traffic but with posted weight restrictions.  During construction a single northbound lane will remain open while the southbound traffic will be detoured. 
  • Preliminary engineering is being completed for the superstructure replacement of Puckety Creek No. 5 (County bridge #36). This bridge is jointly owned with Allegheny County and both counties will share 50% of the costs. Construction is scheduled for 2018/2019.
  • Design is continuing for a vehicle wash building at the Public Works facility. the construction of this building is required to meet PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requirements for storm water discharges. Construction is anticipated for 2020.
  • Preliminary engineering is being completed for the replacement of the Fourth Street Bridge located over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in North Irwin Boro. The existing bridge is currently closed due to structural deficiencies. Final design is to start in 2019 with construction scheduled for 2021.
  • Road Resurfacing Project #1, starting September 2019: Contracted Derry Construction to mill and pave Irwin Hermine Road (Clay Pike) between Rillton and Hahntown, Main Street in the Hahntown area, Center Highway (full length), Harrison City Export Road between Raymaley Road and Grable Lane, and Lowry Avenue in Hempfield from Route 30 to the Jeannette City Line.
  • Road Resurfacing Project #2, starting October 2019: Contracted Tresco Paving to mill and pave Kecksburg Clay Pike from near Ankney Hill Road to a point approximately ½ mile east where the County Maintenance ends. 

Upcoming Projects:

  • The County has entered into agreement with Green Acres Contracting to replace over 7,000 feet of roadside guide rail along the Greensburg – Mt. Pleasant Road.  This work is to start in July 2019.
  • Line Painting of all County roads to be done in 2019