By John Ostapkovich
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Winter is long behind us but its legacy rumbles beneath our wheels, so today PennDOT will be patching some holes on highways ahead of a bigger fix.
There will be patching crews out on Tuesday on the Blue Route and I-95 in Delaware County during off-peak hours. PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says it’s been an ongoing effort on two major highways to keep up with winter’s legacy, but a bigger project is looming.
“We’ve had crews working on these roadways for one or two days a week, just because of the amount of damage that did occur but also the length of both highways, but our crews are just getting out there, putting patching material down in the worst stretches to keep it smooth for the motorists.”
Blaum says this is ahead of a major repaving operation on both highways, funded by the state’s new transportation bill.
“Both will be funded by Pennsylvania’s new transportation funding act, Act 89, where much of I-95 in Delaware County and I-476 in Delaware County also, will both be resurfaced starting later this summer.”
There will be some lane restrictions, so caution is appreciated.