Penndot

(A pedestrian waits to cross Vine Street at Broad, as cars traverse the intersection.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

PennDOT Chief Likes More Roundabouts And Smart Signals For Intersections

PennDOT chief Leslie Richards is vowing that the agency will emphasize planning in a way that’s never been done before — planning that will encourage the use of more “roundabouts” and “adaptive signals” at intersections.

03/23/2015

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PennDOT Says Emergency Pothole Repairs Are Underway

At recent budget hearings, the person in charge of keeping Pennsylvania’s roads in top shape told lawmakers PennDOT’s emergency pothole repairs have begun.

03/22/2015

(A large sinkhole shut down Plymouth Road in Montgomery County.   Photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

No Easy Fix Seen For Plymouth Road, Closed By Worrisome Sinkhole

The bridge, which carries more than 15,000 cars a day, was shut down late last week when the shoulder started to cave in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards testifies at House Budget hearing. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PennDOT Looks To Speed Up Some Projects Ahead Of Papal Visit

PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards says it’s already been decided that construction work on the bridges over I-676 in Center City will stop during the pope’s visit – but during House budget hearings, she told members other construction projects in the region could be affected in a similar way.

03/18/2015

(A large sinkhole shut down Plymouth Road in Montgomery County.   Photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Sinkhole Shuts Down Busy Montco Road

A busy road in Plymouth Meeting is closed until further notice because of a sinkhole.

03/13/2015

(FILE PHOTO.  Traffic cameras are displayed at a Penndot operations center.)

PennDOT Says Its Cameras Are For Traffic Monitoring, Not Retracing Past Events

After a Montgomery County woman went missing last week, her car found abandoned along Route 422 in King of Prussia, some asked why investigators didn’t turn to highway traffic cameras to help solve the mysterious disappearance.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

A pothole repair crew in Camden County. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Repair Crews Working Non-Stop, Filling 300 To 500 Potholes A Day

Potholes are the bane of drivers everywhere. “I hit ‘em and everything just goes all over the place,” said one driver, definitely fed up with the holes in the road. “My car is a wreck.”

03/10/2015

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As Winter Ends, Pothole Season Begins

The Philadelphia region has been hit hard the last two winters. And now, with spring just around the corner, there is a downside to the big thaw — potholes!

03/08/2015

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Volunteers Needed For Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania

The cleanup actually began on March 1 and continues through the end of May, and anyone can take part.

03/07/2015

Penndot truck gets loaded with rock salt in file photo. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

No Rest For The Salt Trucks

Crews have been out cleaning up the snow, ice and slush from yesterday, and they won’t get too much of a break, with a forecasted four-plus inches of snow on the horizon.

03/04/2015

Penndot truck gets loaded with rock salt in file photo. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

PennDOT Crews Prepare For Latest Round Of Winter Weather

This winter marks the fourth time in six years PennDOT has spread more than 100,000 tons of salt on area roads.

03/03/2015

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PennDOT: Speed Limit Restored On Expressways In Philadelphia Region

PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restrictions that were in place on several expressways in the Philadelphia region Tuesday night.

03/03/2015

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Storm Leaves Icy Concerns Overnight, For Morning Commute

With ice taking over the streets and roadways following Sunday’s storm, officials are encouraging drivers to be a little more cautious than usual.

03/01/2015

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PennDOT Reducing Speeds On Area Expressways

PennDOT has placed a 45 mph speed restriction on several area expressways.

03/01/2015

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Road Crews Prepare For Latest Winter Storm

Road crews were back at it again Sunday preparing for yet another round of snow, sleet and freezing rain expected to makes it way across the Philadelphia region.

03/01/2015

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