Allegheny County Airport Authority awards $42 million in contracts for new terminal construction

PITTSBURGH — Following last month’s final approval signoff from its airline partners, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) can now proceed with take-off for its new $1.4 billion Terminal Modernization Program. On Friday, the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA), which manages PIT and the Allegheny County Airport, began to do exactly that when it announced the latest round of contracts to companies that will be among the first to begin on-site work for the future facility.

ACAA awarded a $39.1 million contract to Mascaro Construction Co. for foundation and slab-on-grade work for the new terminal, the largest contract awarded out of the three it announced during its monthly board meeting. The contract, per the approval first of ACAA CEO Christina Casottis and then by the authority’s board, is not to exceed $1.955 million in change orders. Work is set to start in mid-September.

The second-largest contract awarded by ACAA, $1.666 million, went to Clista Electric Inc. for deep utilities-electrical work. It also awarded a $1.36 million contract to Independence Excavating Inc. for excavation work on-site.

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