PHIA News Digest – Vol. 75

May 16, 2016

PDSITELOGO2The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is trying to make it easier to get to a popular state park

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the plans will be displayed Tuesday for access ramps to Moraine State Park from U.S. Route 422.

The park boasts about 1.5 million visitors a year, many of whom have to take a series of winding roads into the park from the highway. While there’s a direct ramp from the westbound lanes of the highway, there is no direct link to the highway’s eastbound lanes.


As speed limits rise on Pa. highways, fuel economy falls

Drivers will soon be able to travel at 70 miles per hour on hundreds of additional miles of Pennsylvania highways. Yet those looking to maximize their vehicle’s fuel economy would do better cruising at granny speed.

Speed limits are going up because a broad transportation funding bill that Pennsylvania lawmakers passed in 2013 allowed for the maximum highway speed limit to rise to 70 mph once studies showed the higher speed was safe.


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