PHIA News Digest – Vol. 5, No. 46

November 24, 2020

PennDOT seeks public-private partnership to address major bridges

Through a public-private partnership, PennDOT replaced more than 550 small bridges across the state in just under three years. Now, PennDOT hopes to do the same to address major bridges statewide.

Hundreds of Pa. road projects to halt next week without PennDOT funding

About $600 million of road and bridge projects funded by PennDOT ― including many in the Lehigh Valley ― will stop Dec. 1 unless new sources of money can be found to keep them going.

Infrastructure improvements must be a priority

State Rep. Tim Hennessey, the chairman of the House Transportation committee, said the proposal to toll Pennsylvania bridges is still in the preliminary stages.

Facing an $8.1 billion gap in funding, PennDOT is looking to the public for opinions

PennDOT has drafted the PennDOT Pathways program to explore sustainable transportation options, but it needs public input about the plan. Information is accessible here and feedback will be accepted through December 17, 2020.

$11B budget package passes Pa. legislature

Democrats criticized the use of environmental program money to balance the budget, and warned that hundreds of transportation projects would stall, inflicting layoffs on construction crews.

PennDOT launches the I-70 Belle Vernon Bridge to Bentleyville reconstruction project

PennDOT District 12-0 is pleased to announce the beginning of preliminary design to modernize an eight-mile section of Interstate-70, between Bentleyville (Exit 32) and the Belle Vernon Bridge in Washington County.


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