PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 38

September 21, 2021

Final paving to begin on I-83 project near Harrisburg

PennDOT announced today that final paving is expected to begin next week on the Interstate 83 widening and reconstruction project near Harrisburg. Weather permitting, the contractor will begin final paving on southbound I-83 within the project limits. Lane restrictions will be implemented on southbound I-83 beginning Sunday, Sept. 19. The restrictions will be in place weeknights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Pa. Turnpike losing out on $104M in uncollected tolls

More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling.

Mark Compton: Turnpike users must pay fair share

Our goal at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is to collect all revenue that we generate. While leakage is an established part of the tolling business, as it is in any retail business model, it is something we take seriously. It has always been a part of tolling, even in a cash system, and we do everything we can to minimize it.

Briefing on autonomous vehicles held in Harrisburg

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & Capital Region Economic Development Corporation on Wednesday hosted a transportation briefing on autonomous vehicles. The director of PennDOT’s Office of Transformational Technology said Pennsylvania is leading the way for automated vehicles.

PennDOT, Turnpike, highway industry call for focus on work zone safety

Pennsylvania’s highway construction industry is partnering with PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to call for a safety stand-down on Wednesday, Sept. 15, to prevent jobsite accidents.

Completion of the thruway will bring growth, planners predict

Growth and traffic changes will follow the completion of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway.

PennDOT announces public updates on the Bayfront Parkway project

PennDOT will provide updates on the Bayfront Parkway Central Corridor (Route 4034) during two public meetings on September 14, 2021.


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