ABOUT THE PROJECT
Wetlands 55W Wetland Mitigation Site was completed by the contractor, Cast and Baker Corporation on December 6, 2016. The site is located approximately 3/4 of a mile northeast of Burgettstown PA, adjacent to State Route 4012, and west of Raccoon Creek in Washington County, PA. As a result of the construction of the Southern Beltway, 9 acres of new wetland has been constructed adjacent to an existing wetland.
The project involved the removal of approximately fifty thousand cubic yards of material, replaced with approximately nine thousand cubic yards of topsoil for wetland infiltration; reseeded and planted with specific vegetation/shrub plants that are designed to thrive in a wetland area.
The Wetland Mitigation Site area is adjacent to an existing wetland north of the site and is also adjacent to PA State Game Lands. The 55W mitigation project is in keeping with the PA Turnpike's commitment to utilizing Best Management Practices.