PHIA News Digest – Vol. 5, No. 14

April 6, 2020

ARTBA survey: Transportation projects are active in most states

Construction crews in most states continued to work on critical transportation infrastructure projects as of late March while taking necessary precautions to protect their workforces from COVID-19, according to a March 31 survey of American Road & Transportation Builders Association members.

Pennsylvania halting pay for 9,000 state workers

Pennsylvania will stop paying about 9,000 state workers whose offices have been closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday.

PennDOT eases back to work on critical road projects after coronavirus hiatus

PennDOT returned to work on 61 projects across the state, including reconstructing Route 100 in Lehigh County. Construction crews completed work on a waterline on the highway Thursday, PennDOT spokesman Ron Young said.

‘Critical’ Franklin Street roadwork to go ahead during pandemic

Road improvement project in the Johnstown area and two bridge upgrades in Bedford County are on PennDOT’s list of 61 “emergency and critical” projects that will go ahead during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus won’t stop $270 million Interstate 78 upgrade in Berks County, PennDOT announces

PennDOT on Thursday activated 61 emergency road and bridge projects, including a $270 million upgrade on Interstate 78 in Berks County.

Coronavirus in Pa.: I-83 Mount Rose, other PennDOT projects resume

It’s back to work on some construction sites in central Pennsylvania amid the coronavirus pandemic. PennDOT had suspended all construction in mid-March because of the virus. On Thursday, the agency released a list of 61 critical highway and bridge projects across the Commonwealth that will resume work.


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