HDR Employees Recognized as Outstanding Performers on Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement Project

HDR’s Sara Blascovich and Jason Fuller were among the Outstanding Performers honored at a recent recognition ceremony at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence. The ceremony was hosted by Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. It recognized those who have consistently overachieved and demonstrated persistence on the Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement project, which involves replacing 558 bridges throughout the state.

Sara Blascovich

Blascovich is a project manager based in HDR’s Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania office who specializes in permitting and regulatory analysis. She is the permitting lead on the project.

Jason Fuller

Fuller is an alternate delivery project manager and senior structural engineer based in HDR’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. He is the design lead on the project.

“Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners is proud of the team working on this project and believes in recognizing those individuals who have gone above and beyond in their roles. The ceremony recognized those individuals as outstanding performers,” said Ed Dice, Head of Delivery for Plenary Group in a press release issued by PWKP.

“Both Sara and Jason understand that meeting our customer’s needs is the highest priority,” said Pat Hickox, HDR Bridges & Structures director. “By working collaboratively and responsively, they are helping our contractor team be successful in addressing numerous Pennsylvania structurally deficient bridges in an accelerated environment.”

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is an $899 million public-private partnership (P3) awarded by PennDOT to PWKP. PWKP 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, which is the lead design firm; and Walsh Infrastructure Management, which will provide maintenance for a 25-year period upon completion of the bridges.

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