November 21, 2018
Walsh Construction Thanks ‘Good Neighbors’ Across Pennsylvania
Walsh Construction, the lead builder on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, recently provided Thanksgiving turkeys to several families across Pennsylvania who live close to bridge construction sites and have been affected by noise and commotion for the past several months. Despite what most would consider an inconvenience, the families embraced the initiative and progress to modernize the state’s transportation infrastructure. In fact, some appreciated the work so much there were occasional coffee and donuts that awaited the crew’s arrival on some mornings.
“This year we will have replaced more than 150 bridges across the state of Pennsylvania,” said Arik Quam, Business Group Leader, Pennsylvania Heavy Civil, Walsh Construction. “We have some unique bridges on this P3 project with families living in homes that are sometimes located within feet from an active work site and, amazingly, those families have consistently gone out of their way to compliment our crews for their hard work.”
“We realize that replacing a bridge is never easy on the public,” Quam continued. “For those that live very close to these projects, they are really in the thick of it during construction. But we have been so grateful for the support they have consistently shown our crews, we wanted to thank them for being ‘good neighbors’ and so accommodating to our staff.”
Over the past week, Walsh employees have been hand-delivering turkeys to those good friends across the state. “We are excited to give back and thank our good neighbors who recognized and supported our crews while they worked hard to deliver projects safely and on-time,” said Mike Docherty, Project Director, Walsh Granite CJV.
The consortium of companies within the development entity includes, Plenary Group USA Ltd. and Walsh Investors, LLC, which are providing financing and long-term management; a joint-venture construction team of Walsh Construction Company and Granite Construction Company; HDR, Inc., which is the lead design firm; and Walsh Infrastructure Management, which will provide maintenance for a 25-year period upon completion of the bridges.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit www.parapidbridges.com. Additional information on the project and the team can be found at or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.