Danville Cut & Cover

Location Danville, PA


Duration June 1999 – January 2001

This $9 million project involved constructing a cut and cover tunnel under the borough of Danville, Pennsylvania. Wagman excavated to a depth over 40-feet and within five-feet of existing historic mansions. Wagman designed and constructed the shoring system required for the tunnel excavation.

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Wagman installed a 320 foot cut and cover tunnel in Danville’s historic district
  • Including approaches, the total structure was over 650-feet long
  • The project was designed to reflect the heritage of the surrounding areas
  • The project allows traffic to pass below two blocks of the West Market Street Historic District, eliminating congestion
  • The cut and cover tunnels transitions into Continental Boulevards, which connects to other major traffic routes

Project Recognition

  • 2003 PRIDE in Transportation Award - American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
  • 2002 Globe Award - ARTBA
  • 2002 Project Recognition Award - Pennsylvania Partnership for Highway Quality (PPHQ)