PHIA News Digest – Vol. 3, No. 35

September 5, 2018

Most expensive project in PennDOT region history set to begin on I-83

This is the single largest highway construction contract to be awarded in the history of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Engineering District 8, the eight-county region including Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties — $104.7 million awarded June 26 to J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen, Chester County.

State recognizes bike route through region

USBR 36 extends 398 miles across Pennsylvania, from Ohio to New York.

Auditor General finds incompetence in handling of West York Borough liquid fuels money

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said his recent audit of West York Borough’s Liquid Fuels Tax Fund showed sloppy record-keeping led to state allocations being mishandled two consecutive years.

It was America’s first superhighway. Now much of it sits abandoned.

Known at the time as “America’s Super Highway,” the Pennsylvania Turnpike opened in 1940 as the first limited-access highway in the country. Considered state of the art, it served as a model for the Interstate Highway System and other freeways.


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