PennDOT to improve Route 32 (River Road) by replacing deteriorated retaining wall

Construction will begin in late October or early November on a $3.9 million project to improve travel and safety on Route 32 in Solebury Township, by replacing a 1,300-foot-long deteriorated retaining wall and rebuilding the state roadway in the area of the wall, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced recently.

PennDOT’s contractor will restore the structural stability of Route 32 (River Road) between the intersections of Paxson Road and Laurel Road by building a new retaining wall made of concrete panels and steel piles to replace the existing wall, which has been severely damaged by several flooding storms.

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Public encouraged to join PennDOT in preparation for winter

As cooler air and the potential for winter weather settle into Pennsylvania, the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently urged motorists to join the department’s 4,800 operators and roughly 2,200 trucks in preparing for the season.

“PennDOT’s staff and equipment are working hard to be ready for winter’s arrival, and drivers are a huge part of our mission to keep roads as safe as possible this winter,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “Motorists should prepare themselves and their vehicles now, before winter weather hits.”

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PennDOT, Amtrak announce schedule changes for Keystone Service

PennDOT and Amtrak recently announced schedule changes for the Keystone Service that will better serve the stations and riders between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. In addition, the updates to the schedule will allow better through service to New York City.

PennDOT continually works with Amtrak to identify efficient and productive changes to the Keystone Service. Riders have asked for more frequent trains and additional station stops. This schedule addresses both requests.

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PennDOT pavement repairs advancing in Philadelphia region

State crews used over 14,600 tons of asphalt over the past two weeks to fill potholes and repair pavement damage on state highways in the five-county Philadelphia region, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today. PennDOT and contractors working for the state have placed 50,961 tons of patching material to smooth pothole-scarred state roads in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties since December 1st, 2014, including 49,292 tons since March 9th.

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Free courses help motorcyclists start riding season safely

PennDOT is inviting motorcycle riders – from novice to experienced – to sharpen their skills through the free Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program before hitting the road for the upcoming riding season. Registration is now open for all PAMSP courses, which are free to Pennsylvania residents who have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license. All training courses are conducted on a riding range under the supervision of certified instructors.

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PennDOT to improve U.S. 202-Route 313 intersection in Bucks County

Preliminary work is underway on the $11 million project to improve travel and reduce congestion at the intersection of U.S. 202 and Route 313 (Swamp Road) in Doylestown Borough and Buckingham and Doylestown Townships, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced earlier this month.

Crews are working along U.S. 202 to install drainage and clear trees and brush in preparation for starting road construction activities in late March.

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