The US state’s Public Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board approved the initiative, which is designed to help accelerate the reconstruction and rehabilitation of major bridges in partnership with the private sector.

The Major Bridge P3 programme will allow for the delivery of bridges through an appropriate contracting delivery model chosen for each project or package of projects.

PennDOT's aims include accelerating the renewal of major bridges, avoiding the impacts of travel diversions when bridges have to be closed, ensuring that users contribute fairly based on usage and creating a sustainable funding model.