Snyder cuts ribbon on a multi-million dollar bridge project

WAYNESBURG, Aug. 30 – After four years of construction, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, proudly cut the ribbon on a $15.1 million bridge project in Waynesburg today.

“Thousands of drivers rely on the Freedom Bridge on a daily basis,” Snyder said. “Those using route 19/21 will now be able to get from one end of the community to the other without being forced to take a detour.”

The project began in the spring of 2013 but ran about a year behind schedule because PennDOT had to not only replace the road bridge going over Ten Mile Creek but the former railroad overpass nearby in order to successfully expand traffic from two to four lanes. This created complications and extended the completion date.

“Bridges and roadways deteriorate over time,” Snyder explained. “It’s my responsibility as an elected official to ensure transportation upgrades are top priority in order to keep our community safe and running efficiently.”

Gulisek Construction LLC was the contractor for the project.