PHIA News Digest – Vol. 4, No. 3

January 14, 2019

Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project clears major hurdle

A decision by the Federal Highway Administration announced Friday allows the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to begin final design on a two-mile stretch of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway in Snyder County.

Traffic deaths on Roosevelt Blvd spiked in 2018. A safety fix may not be in place until the fall.

Roosevelt Boulevard had one of its deadliest years in recent history in 2018.

Bradford County landslide clearing underway

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is working with a contractor to jump-start work to clear a landslide that has closed a portion of Route 414 in Bradford County since early December.

The Keystone State may have found the key to the next wave of transportation electrification

Pennsylvania’s combination of guiding principles, legislation and collaboration among a broad array of stakeholders may show how to move the EV market into its next phase of development.

Widening I-81 in Pennsylvania: Plan shows worth, but dollars needed

Even if the $2.9 billion the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation now estimates it will take to expand about 82 miles of the highway appeared tomorrow, it would be at least 2030 until work begins, said Mike Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp.

Is chaos ahead for transportation funding in Pa.?

A nasty storm could be brewing for Pennsylvania’s transportation funding regimen, says a scholar at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy.

Amid federal shutdown, road and bridge projects are delayed in Oklahoma

Transportation officials in Oklahoma this week announced plans to delay bids on 45 highway projects worth about $137 million.

Interstate 81, 83 widenings are a welcome sign of growth

PennDOT officials say the overall aim of this coming building boom is to alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety on the Capital Beltway, which consists of portions of I-83, Interstate 81 and state Route 581 that encircle the city.

Capital Beltway plans include 12-lane I-83: PennDOT

As part of a decade-long effort to improve Interstate 83, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation engineers are looking at widening the highway to 12 lanes — adding three in each direction — between Paxton Street and Second Street.

PennDOT unveils new $2.9B plan to widen I-81

The plan calls for turning Interstate 81 into a six-lane highway – three lanes in both directions — for most of the 89-mile stretch between the Maryland line and Interstate 78.



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