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.
This is phase four of six of this project which is rebuilding and widening I-95 near Girard. Crews were working on the northbound lanes overnight.
It is a $211 million project to rebuild a mile and a half of I-95 between the Girard Avenue and Allegheny Avenue Interchanges.
Drivers are advised to allow additional time to travel around the Platt Bridge (Route 291) during its closure.
Some residents whose homes back up to the 8½-mile parkway say the grounds behind their houses aren’t being taken care of.
Expect additional congestion on City Avenue for the foreseeable future, but the temporary inconvenience will benefit drivers for years to come.
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.
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.
Pavement repairs will be done in the construction zones at Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Girard Avenue interchanges.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania found that drivers in Montgomery and Chester counties are more likely to get snagged for using their cell phones to text while driving.
Pennsylvania motorists notched a milestone last year: the lowest number of fatalities since record-keeping began 85 years ago.
Penndot officials say In some cases motorists may not see actual construction, but contracts will be bid this year because of the funding influx.
The price of a Penndot identification card more than doubled on April 1st, to $27.50.
Seven new fee increases are taking effect April 1.
Delaware County Council has decided to forego nearly all of the million dollars it receives from a state road maintenance fund and give it directly to the county’s 49 municipalities for pothole repairs.