Sideling Hill Service Plaza Project

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission needed a new service plaza that would solve the problems of an old one. They turned to Clark Contractors for our expertise, and we delivered. After careful development, our team implemented a new, more efficient design that elevated the Pennsylvania Turnpike experience for all travelers who stop in.

The resulting modern service plaza offers more than a place to fill their tanks. We crafted an entire experience that allows customers to avoid congestion during peak hours while quickly accessing their favorite amenities 24/7, including:

  • Tesla electric car charging stations.
  • Spacious dog walk areas.
  • Modern restrooms.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Multiple dining options.

The Commercial Construction Process

At Clark Contractors, we understand how crucial it is to bring a project to life and ensure it gets completed according to plan, on time and within budget. The process for the service plaza construction project included: 

  • Design: The construction process began with a thorough assessment of the plaza’s needs and objectives, allowing us to determine the possibilities within the budget and help guide the project design accordingly.
  • Demolition: The main challenge included demolishing the older plaza safely and efficiently while minimizing disruption and impact on the surrounding environment.
  • Foundation laying: Our commercial contractors laid concrete foundations and slabs using modern masonry methods that meet stringent quality control standards.
  • Steel framing: Our team used durable steel framing to ensure the structure stands firm for years while maintaining a green approach.
  • Interior installations: Designed with functionality and beauty in mind, this turnkey plaza construction reflects the needs of a modern service plaza, daily use and frequent traffic. The team efficiently completed all drywall, painting, ceramic floor, restaurant equipment installation tasks and more while remaining cost-effective.
  • HVAC, plumbing and electrical: Our coordination helped keep costs down and ensured there were no delays in the project timeline.
  • Landscaping: Our retail contractor team organized landscaping efforts to enhance the area’s appearance with natural elements and reinforce the plaza’s brand.
  • Paving: We supervised the site’s asphalt and concrete parking lot paving to improve site drainage and reduce future maintenance requirements

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Role of a Service Plaza


We’re proud to have helped the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission refine its service plazas, which are vital to travelers’ overall experience on this iconic highway. Our team’s careful oversight ensured the Sideling Hill Service Plaza fulfilled its mission as an essential hub that allows visitors to rest, refuel and refresh by providing:

  • Restrooms
  • Fuel
  • Parking
  • Food and beverages
  • Information
  • Safety

Get in Touch With Clark Contractors

Since 1951, our family-owned business has established a long track record of construction management. We take an active role in shaping the scope and timeline of each project so that you can remain confident in your investment, no matter how big or small. From start to finish, we work with you to ensure your project gets executed as planned.

Contact our team to learn how we can help you complete your next project on time and within budget. You can also give us a call at 814-623-9400.

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