PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (AMEX:BKR), has been awarded a $4.4 million contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), District 11-0, to provide construction management support and construction inspection services for the over $60 million reconstruction of five miles of I-79, between the Ohio River and the northern I-79/I-279 Interchange in Allegheny County, Pa.
The eighteen-month, two-phase reconstruction project began on August 7, 2006, and involves crossovers, temporary paving, and reconstruction of five miles of interstate highway and nine bridges along the corridor. Phase I construction value is $10 million, while Phase II construction is valued at over $50 million.
Baker Project Principal and Director of Construction Services Tom Zagorski, P.E., said, "We are pleased with this selection as it demonstrates the confidence District 11-0 has in Baker to assist in managing the most challenging roadway and bridge reconstruction projects. Baker's experience employing the unique construction techniques for this project will help meet the aggressive project schedule with a high level of quality and safety while providing cost-effective results with minimal impact to the traveling public."
Michael Baker Corporation (http://www.mbakercorp.com) provides engineering and operations and maintenance services for its clients' most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary practice areas are aviation, environmental, facilities, geospatial information technologies, pipelines & telecommunications, transportation, water/wastewater, and oil & gas. With more than 5,000 employees in over 40 offices across the United States and internationally, Baker is focused on providing services that span the complete life cycle of infrastructure and managed asset projects.
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