PA Turnpike Stops Work on $1.6 Billion Mon-Fayette Expressway Project

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced “it will stop engineering-design activities on the 14-mile Mon-Fayette Expressway project in Allegheny County in light of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s recent decision to table the project. [Link added.] ‘The PA Turnpike has a legislative mandate to develop the Mon-Fayette Expressway, but our role is not to serve as an advocate for the project,’ said PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. ‘This is a regional project, and the decision as to whether it is of value to the region should be made by those who live there. If the region does not want to move forward with the expressway, we will certainly respect their decision.’”