PennDOT announced the award of the largest construction contract in agency history, a $212.3 million contract to improve Interstate 95 and its interchange at Cottman Avenue (Route 73) in Northeast Philadelphia. According to PennDOT, “This record-setting contract is for the second stage of our two-stage program” for this project. PennDOT awarded the low-bid $212,325,000 contract to Walsh Construction Company II, LLC of Canonsburg, Pa. The contract is financed with 90 percent federal and 10 percent state funds. Construction is scheduled to begin in August and finish in late summer 2017.