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Penndot Crews Out in Force, Repairing Roads During Deep-Freeze Respite

If you’re out driving on a highway this weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll see them. More than two dozen Penndot crews are on pothole repair duty.

03/07/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Salt Travels Long Way To Keep Us Safe In Bad Weather

Plenty more salt is stock piled just in case Old Man Winter has a few more tricks up his sleeve, but where does all that salt come from?

01/26/2014

FILE PHOTO: A PennDOT truck prepares for a coming snowstorm.  (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Crews Gearing Up To Keep Roads Passable Through Tuesday’s Storm

Getting around is sure to be treacherous, but PennDOT says it is already on the job, brining state roads in the region.

01/20/2014

PennDOT crews prepare trucks ahead of a snow storm. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Local Road Crews Set To Tackle Pending Winter Storm

PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum says they tried to get to work about 48 hours before the winter storm’s predicted arrival.

01/01/2014

FILE PHOTO: A PennDOT truck prepares for a coming snowstorm.  (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Crews, Residents Gearing Up For Yet Another Early Delaware Valley Snowstorm

Here we go again! Snow is in the forecast for Saturday, and area transportation department crews are ready for it.

12/14/2013

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Platt Bridge Reopens After 2-Year Construction Project

After a $43 million renovation project that shutdown half of the Platt Bridge for almost two years, commuters can now breathe a sigh of relief as the whole bridge is now open and ready for use.

11/22/2013

(A Penndot front-end loader piles salt at a depot.  File photo by Hadas Kuznits)

PennDOT Says It Has The Salt Stockpiled, Whatever This Winter Holds

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesman Gene Blaum says the salt depots are stocked with tons of salt across the five-county Philadelphia region, and plow blades are sharpened and ready to go.

11/14/2013

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Crews to Begin Work Securing Rocky Hillside Along Schuylkill Expressway

Crews will work through November to stabilize the rocky hillside adjacent to the expressway just east of the Route 23 interchange in Lower Merion.

08/13/2013

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Part Of Major Route Through Port Richmond Closed This Weekend

A stretch of Richmond Street between Lehigh Avenue and Somerset Street is affected by the closure.

04/05/2013

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Route 202 Widening Project Moves Further South

Crews this week begin nighttime and overnight work this week to expand Route 202 to six lanes in Chester County.

04/01/2013

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Pothole Season Is Worse Than Usual This Year, PennDOT Says

Driving the roads these days takes some extra effort to avoid all those potholes.

03/27/2013

(A front-end loader piles salt at a Penndot facility.  File photo by Hadas Kuznits)

PennDOT Prepares For Snow Storm, Messy Morning Commute

With a chance for some significant snowfall in the Delaware Valley Sunday night into Monday afternoon, PennDOT is advising motorists to be prepared for what could be a rough commute to work Monday morning.

03/24/2013

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Philadelphia Region Is Nation’s 9th Most Congested, Researchers Say

The annual survey compiled by Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute finds the Philadelphia area’s position unchanged from the previous year.

02/06/2013

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PennDOT Crews Hit The Highways To Keep Ice From Forming

The snow may not last long, but the cold air is expected to linger which could cause problems on the roads.

02/02/2013

(Markley Street in Norristown.  Penndot photo)

Motorists Warned of Coming 3½-Year Detours on Rt. 202 South in Norristown

Phase one of the nearly $21-million project calls for crews to completely rebuild Markley Street, also known as Route 202 South.

01/23/2013

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