PHIA News Digest – Vol. 4, No. 41

October 15, 2019

PennDOT, other state agencies prepare for winter travel season

PennDOT says it wants to hire more than 500 temporary equipment operators statewide as the winter season approaches.

I-83 expansion plan in Harrisburg could be reduced from 12 to 10 lanes: engineers

An engineering firm studying traffic patterns ahead of a planned Interstate-83 improvement project may have found a way to reduce its footprint, eliminating the need to expand a portion of the highway to 12 lanes in Harrisburg.

Which bridges are the longest in Pennsylvania?

These are the longest active bridges in Pennsylvania that are maintained by the state Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, in reverse order.

Pennsylvania communities awarded $5M for traffic-signal upgrades

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently awarded 24 municipalities throughout the state more than $5 million for traffic-signal upgrades through its Green Light-Go program.

House bill would assist with local bridge repairs

The Fixing America’s Bridges Act would re-establish the federal Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program to assist with repairs and replacements of structurally deficient bridges.

PennDOT warns drivers about 18-month rest area closures

Starting on October 16, the both the northbound and southbound e I-81 rest areas in Grantville near mile marker 79 will shut down for construction. The rest areas are scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2021, meaning that drivers who frequent the I-81 corridor will have to put up with an 18-month closure.


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