Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews have been out since yesterday spraying salt solution on the roadways to help prevent any snow accumulation from bonding to the asphalt.
The 84-year-old, steel-girder drawbridge across the Schuylkill River will be in the upright position through January 18th while they do the repair work on the bridge’s bearings.
“It is an 8,000 gallon tractor-trailer full of salt brine,” Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger explains.
The Lower State Road Bridge, which spans the Neshaminy Creek, was shut down last January because of structural problems.
A bill to expand the use of red light cameras to catch traffic violators in Pennsylvania is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
Philadelphia election officials, anxious to make sure voters have photo ID, are waiting impatiently for data from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Drivers who use Susquehanna Road through Abington to get to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County will have to find another route, starting Monday.
Penndot is now looking at stepped-up speed enforcement and more warning signs to slow drivers down.
“Dnt txt n drv. It’s the law” is the message that drivers will see on 20 billboards around southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has just released thousands of federal dollars to help make it easier for children to walk or bike to school.
The forecast of snow for Thursday night and early this weekend is spurring Penndot crews in the region to action, as they prepare to battle the first winter “event” of 2012.
“It’s a black keystone with a white ‘PA’ in the middle, within a white circle, that when you rotate the card reverses to just the opposite,” says a Penndot spokeswoman.
“It’s disastrous,” says one area driver. “They shouldn’t be doing this construction during the peak hours when people are trying to get to work.”
The new, 8,500-square-foot building replaces the two smaller buildings that could no longer accommodate the more than 130,000 visitors who stop into the center each year.
he Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has released a list of state roads throughout the Delaware Valley that may be closed or restricted due to flooding or downed trees and power lines caused by Hurricane Irene.