Marshalls Creek Traffic Relief Project

TRC construction professionals help guide a nine-year long construction process to bring congestion relief to northeastern Pennsylvania town.


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Project Location

Monroe County, PA

TRC was retained to provide construction inspection services to PennDOT Engineering District 5-0 during the construction of this highly-scrutinized, traffic congestion relief project on US Route 209 and other roads in and around the Village of Marshalls Creek. Executed in three parts, the project consisted of the following:

Stage 1 (Early Act Project) was completed in 2007 at a cost of $14.2 million. Work included the improvement of several intersections along the existing Route 209 corridor, along with the improvement of several secondary roads.

Stage 2 (Earthwork Project) was completed in 2009 at a cost of $6.3 million. Work included the construction of a 400-plus space Park and Ride Lot on Route 209, relocation of a section of Oak Grove Drive, and wetlands and storm water management improvements along Route 209.

Stage 3 was completed in 2014 and included the construction of a two-lane bypass around Marshalls Creek and improvements to several intersections in Smithfield and Middle Smithfield Townships. A roundabout was constructed at the southern entry to the bypass. The cost for this stage, which was completed using a combination of Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build, was $18.2 million.

TRC provided a comprehensive inspection staff that included an Inspector Manager, an Inspector Supervisor, and up to four (4) Construction Inspectors at peak periods. Throughout our nine (9) year involvement with the project, TRC’s inspection staff was challenged with staying on top of numerous construction restrictions that were brought about by the spawning of endangered species, construction of mammal passages, and the construction of 10 Sediment Basins with rather extensive planting schemes. Close coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers was also crucial.

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