They might have been a good idea in the 1950s and 60s, but a New Jersey lawmaker says any new ones should be banned.
In Monday morning’s early hours, Montgomery County PennDOT crews filled trucks with sand and were ready to hit the roadways.
The snow is causing heavy traffic in the Philadelphia area.
On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Turnpike officials celebrated the opening of the highway’s newest interchange, finally connecting Route 29 in Great Valley, Chester County with Interstate 76. But even as that $60 million project opens, the turnpike is facing renewed criticism of its finances.
Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.
The increased enforcement is part of the nationwide “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” campaign, which is designed to draw awareness to safe driving and keep the roads free of fatalities for a single day.
Responding to a complaint that mass transit in Pennsylvania’s urban areas is too heavily supported with state dollars, the state transportation secretary says motorists in those urban areas also subsidize roads in rural areas – and at a higher rate.
A layer of snow and ice-covered the surface on some roads in South Jersey, fortunately most drivers recognize the icy shine from a distance and they’re smart enough to slow down.
New Jersey will get more than $10 million in federal grants to repair state and federal roads damaged by severe weather and flooding that battered the state this summer.
With downed power lines, trees and serious flooding throughout the area Saturday night, authorities are requesting individuals to make an effort to stay off the roadways.
The severe winter conditions in the area have not only been a major inconvenience for people, it has been disheartening with major travel delays and several accidents around the region.
If you think you’re weary of snow, try living on the 100 blocks of either Sigel or McClellan Streets in South Philadelphia.
It doesn’t take much snow or ice to throw a major wrench into your commute. It helps to know how your car or truck handles in messy weather before you hit the road.
There’s a huge gap in Pennsylvania’s plan to fund roads, bridges and mass transit and there’s a good chance that gap will go unfilled next year.