PHIA News Digest – Vol. 3, No. 34

August 28, 2018

PennDOT replaces hundreds of structurally deficient bridges

The wet summer has had an impact on the project with some construction expected to still be taking place next year. Three years after construction began, the bulk of the project will be finished before the end of the year.

Philadelphia’s terminal market major asset to wholesalers

Much of Philadelphia’s produce wholesale business is concentrated in the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, a facility that marked its seventh anniversary in June. As such, the facility is a major sales driver for numerous reasons, vendors and market operators say.

Monday Update: Residents continue fight against Scranton Beltway

South Abington Twp. residents who could be affected by a project intended to ease congestion on Interstate 81 continue to fight the project and seek answers as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission conducts preliminary studies ahead of construction.

Fatal hit-and-run a reminder of work zone dangers on Erie’s interstates

A PennDOT contracted construction worker — 26-year-old Jacqueline Ohly, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin — was killed on Tuesday shortly before 7:30 a.m. when she was struck by a hit-and-run motorist on the Interstate 90 eastbound lanes near Exit 35 in Harborcreek Township.

Contracted PennDOT worker killed in Interstate hit ‘n run

Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook has identified 26-year old Jacqueline Ohly of Stevens Point Wisconsin as the victim. She works for a company subcontracted by PennDOT to string cable guide rails.

Out-of-state toll cheats owe Pennsylvania Turnpike tens of thousands of dollars

Eyewitness News has discovered some out-of-state toll cheats still owe the P.A. Turnpike tens of thousands of dollars.

After 60 years, I-95 is complete

Across the U.S., public infrastructure is crumbling because of legislative gridlock and chronic underfunding. Roads are overcrowded, bridges are well past their expiration date, and transit systems regularly face unprecedented delays. But there will be one thing to celebrate as you seethe in beach traffic this weekend—a small, strange gap in Interstate 95 is being filled.

Frustrated by Philly politicians’ failure to upgrade bike lanes, cyclists turn to the courts

If the city signs off on the plan, and a small section of the 13th Street bike lane is protected, it will likely be the first time in Philadelphia that a lawsuit between private entities forced a change, however small, in public policy. If this works, cycling advocates may have discovered a way around their long-blocked efforts to improve Philly’s bike infrastructure: litigation.



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