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PennDOT To Remove, Replace Seven Bridges Over Vine Street Expressway

Blaum says PennDOT expects the work to be completed by the fall of 2019.

3 hours ago

(File photo:  a front-end loader fills a Penndot plow truck with salt.  Credit: CBS3)

PennDOT Gears Up For Winter

PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says the 36 salt sheds around the region are receiving deliveries with the aim of filling them up by the time the first snowfall hits the area.

10/20/2014

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PennDOT Patches Potholes On Major Delaware County Roads

PennDOT will be patching some holes on highways ahead of a bigger fix.

07/08/2014

Greenwood Avenue Bridge in Jenkintown (Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Bridge In Jenkintown Reopens…Finally

A bridge over the Jenkintown Train Station will finally reopen Monday morning.

06/30/2014

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Piles of Dirt Under I-95 at Girard Ave. Pose No Risk, PennDOT Assures

After Delaware highway officials discovered a giant dirt pile caused a bridge on Interstate 495 to tilt, Penndot says the situation under I-95 is much different.

06/18/2014

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PennDOT Promises More Attention To Landscaping Along Rt. 202 Parkway

Some residents whose homes back up to the 8½-mile parkway say the grounds behind their houses aren’t being taken care of.

06/03/2014

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Highway Officials Clearing Access to Alternative Del. River Bridges as Ben Franklin Project Begins

One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.

05/22/2014

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Long-Delayed Construction On Greenwood Avenue Bridge In Jenkintown Nearly Over

The Greenwood Avenue Bridge was closed in June of 2012 and PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum says the $5.4-million project was very complicated, but it’s nearly done and the span is to reopen this June.

05/02/2014

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Penndot Looking To Fix Schuylkill Expwy. Easements, Overtaxed By Latest Rains

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it is looking into why thousands of drivers were caught up in two major areas of flooding along the Schuylkill Expressway on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

05/01/2014

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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

File Photo. 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

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