Since the 1970s, Penndot has allowed Philadelphia’s mayor and City Council to regulate billboards along state highways, but Penndot officials now fear that federal highway dollars are at risk without their direct oversight.
Road work on a bridge will close Valley Forge Road in Phoenixville beginning next week until at least this fall.
Government officials expect the bridge, closed since a sinkhole opened last month, to be reopened by the end of the summer and say the contractor will be fined $20,000 a day if it isn’t.
PennDOT says both I-676 East and I-676 West will be closed and detoured between Broad Street and Interstate 76 on Thursday from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m.
State transportation officials say car crashes killed 1,195 people in 2014. That’s the lowest number since record keeping began 87 years ago.
Interstate 95 motorists will encounter overnight travel restrictions next week for construction at the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Girard Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday.
Work has started on Richmond Street in Port Richmond, with plans for resurfacing sections of Passyunk Avenue, Roberts Avenue, Rhawn Street, Grant Avenue, “B” Street, and Frankford Avenue.
Interstate 95 motorists will encounter travel restrictions this weekend and next week for construction at the Cottman Avenue and Girard Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia, PennDOT announced Friday.
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.
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.
The bridge, which carries more than 15,000 cars a day, was shut down late last week when the shoulder started to cave in.
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.
A busy road in Plymouth Meeting is closed until further notice because of a sinkhole.
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.
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.”