New day, new $100M project, although this one is a little different than a 'World Class' velodrome installed in FDR Park. The Inquirer reports a special Delaware River Port Authority committee gave the go-ahead to a five-year, $100M project that calls for the repainting of the Commodore Barry Bridge in nearby Chester. It would take place in three phases, with the New Jersey and Pennsylvania approaches getting the first splashes of paint.
The Commodore Barry Bridge connects Chester with Logan Township, New Jersey and overlooks PPL Park, the home to the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Here's how the three phases break out in terms of a timeline and cost:
· Phase 1: $22M, Jan. 2015 - 2016, New Jersey approach/U.S. 130 overpass
· Phase 2: $30M, Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2017, Pennsylvania approach
· Phase 3; $48M, Jan. 2018 - EOY 2019, Mid-span over the Delaware River
The painting contract was awarded to Corcon, Inc. out of Lowelville, Ohio and the final decision will be voted on by DVPA's full board sometime next week.
On the topic of painting, there has been no word on any color choices. To make this more interesting, we're giving you a totally imaginary $100M contract to paint up the Commodore Barry Bridge. Leave a comment with your choice of color! We're going with Glittery Gold.
· Commodore Barry Bridge will receive $100 million paint job [The Inquirer]