PennDOT encourages motorists to report potholes

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists that they can report potholes and other roadway concerns on state roads by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD or visiting www.penndot.gov and clicking on “Submit Roadway Feedback.”

“Late winter and early spring are the peak times for potholes to develop, and PennDOT crews continue to work aggressively to repair potholes in the region,” said PennDOT District Executive Kenneth M. McClain. “We encourage citizens to report pothole locations so our crews can repair them as quickly as possible.”

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PennDOT to rehabilitate Willow Road Bridge in Northampton

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 28th to rehabilitate the township-owned Willow Road Bridge over Ironworks Creek in Northampton Township, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced.

The improvement of the Willow Road bridge is part of a $2.3 million project to rehabilitate five structurally deficient bridges – four township owned and one county owned – in Bucks County. This local bridge improvement project was enabled through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.

Willow Road will be closed and detoured between Bustleton Pike and Buttonwood Road from Monday, March 28th through June 2016 while crews replace the deteriorated bridge deck and beams. During construction, Willow Roand through traffic will be detoured over Route 232 (Second Street Pike), Tanyard Road and Bustleton Pike.

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Route 32 (River Road) to Close for Three-Weeks in Tinicum and Plumstead Townships for Bridge Construction

Route 32 (River Road) will be closed and detoured between Walters Lane and Point Pleasant Pike in Tinicum and Plumstead townships, Bucks County, from Monday, April 4, through Monday, April 25, for the removal of the temporary bridge at Point Pleasant, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.

The three-week closure of Route 32 (River Road) is required to allow construction crews to safely remove the temporary bridge that was built to carry vehicles while a new concrete arch bridge was constructed over the Tohickon Creek. The contractor will also remove the construction platform and resurface the roadway approaches to the new bridge.

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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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