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.
As PennDOT and NJ DOT work feverishly to fix all of the potholes that have crept up in the past few weeks, many folks continue their daily dance with the holes in the road, sometimes with dire consequences.
Due to the winter storm, the speed limit on several major roads in Pennsylvania have been reduced.
With another winter storm in the works, all eyes are on the roads, mass transit and the public utilities.
The secretary of PennDOT says more access points to the Pennsylvania Turnpike may be in the offing as extra revenues start rolling in under the state’s new transportation funding plan.
Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger says the agency already has workers out, getting ready for the next snowstorm, which is predicted to hit us on Sunday evening.
Bristol Road will be closed until Thursday afternoon between Knowles Avenue and 2nd Street Pike.
Pennsylvania’s transportation secretary says keeping speed restrictions in place would not have prevented the series of pile-ups that paralyzed the turnpike on Valentine’s Day.
Kirkpatrick says the problem with salt is not a lack of supply but rather a problem with distribution, so commercial haulers will work around-the-clock for the next week or so to get extra supplies into the state.
“It just really creates a burden for the poor in Philadelphia,” says Adam Bruckner who runs the non-profit Philly ReStart.
The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.
SEPTA announced that beginning Thursday, February 20, Richmond Street will close between Lehigh Avenue and Cambria Street as part of PennDOT’s I-95 reconstruction project.
Attention drivers: Richmond Street will be closed to through traffic and detoured between Lehigh Avenue and Cambria Street in Port Richmond beginning Thursday afternoon.
PennDOT and the Pa. Turnpike Commission have lifted some driving restrictions as the storm enters a lull.
Penndot’s Nick Martino says the suburbs north and west of the city could see as much as 14 inches of snow while the city and the I-95 corridor will get snow at first and then sleet and rain.