PITTSBURGH - PennDOT announced big projects in the Pittsburgh-area on Thursday.
$500 million will go to fix roads and bridges.
$46 million will be used for steel repairs and paint on the Birmingham Bridge. The purpose of the project is to increase the longevity of the bridge by 30-40 years.
PennDOT also announced a $50 million re-surfacing project on the Parkway West and $4 million for work on the Fort Pitt Tunnel.
About half of the $500 million will be spent outside of Allegheny County.
More than $10 million will go to fix Route 906 in Rostraver. Nearly $14 million will be used to resurface Route 119 in Westmoreland County.
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