PHIA News Digest – Vol. 3, No. 29

July 23, 2018

Tug-of-war plays out over speed camera bill

More than 20 pages of crossed out text characterize a bill that’s been going back and forth between the two houses of General Assembly. Senate Bill 172, which would place speed cameras in active work zones, saw a number of changes during June.

PennDOT seeks public input on highway safety through online survey

Those interested in providing feedback can complete PennDOT’s annual online highway safety survey. The survey takes five minutes to complete and all responses are completely anonymous.

There might be a state trooper in that PennDOT truck

The enforcement will take place in PennDOT’s District 10 — Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties.

State Street is deadliest road in nation, experts say

The number of deaths on State Street in Harrisburg makes it the deadliest stretch of road in the nation, according to national traffic safety experts.

PennDOT crash-impact vehicle hit by tractor-trailer saves lives

A crash-impact vehicle on the back of a state Department of Transportation dump truck proved its worth in gold Thursday morning when a tractor-trailer truck slammed into it in the right northbound lane of Route 15 at the Beautys Run Road interchange.

Driver who dodged more than 1,600 Pa. Turnpike tolls pleads guilty, must pay $12.5K

A Mount Joy woman’s decision to chronically blow through EZ Pass-only lanes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike without paying will ultimately cost her $12,500 and a ton of community service.

2 injured when PennDOT truck is rear-ended on Blue Route

The driver of a pick-up truck was trapped after rear-ending a PennDOT dump truck and blinking traffic warning sign on the Blue Route Monday, officials said. The incident occurred at mile marker 12.6 southbound on I-476 just after 10:30 Monday morning.

Bridge replacement work big part of $43 million in Lancaster County PennDOT projects

By the end of 2018, about 14 percent of the state-maintained bridges in Lancaster County will be considered structurally deficient, thanks to a special state program to replace 30 of them. The three-year Rapid Bridge Replacement Project began in 2016, when the county had 133 structurally deficient bridges. That meant 18 percent of the 727 state-maintained bridges in Lancaster County were in need of replacement.

Federal agency to reimburse state $9 million for Route 30 emergency repairs

The Federal Highway Administration has agreed to reimburse the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation $9.27 million so far for emergency repairs to a collapsed section of Route 30 in East Pittsburgh.


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