PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 3

January 18, 2022

New bridge over the Susquehanna to be in use by late summer

Traffic will begin using a new, nearly mile-long bridge over the Susquehanna River in late summer and bids are expected to be opened in April for the first construction on the southern section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway.

Pa. lawmaker wants Venmo, PayPal to become turnpike toll payment methods

State Sen. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, wrote a memorandum last week seeking co-sponsors for a bill that would direct the PA Turnpike Commission to accept PayPal, Venmo, Cash App and Zelle as valid forms of payment.

Tolling I-83/South Bridge would cram local roads with drivers avoiding fee: officials

Residents and officials representing the Camp Hill area met Wednesday night to share their concerns and opposition to a proposal to charge drivers a toll every time they drive over the Interstate-83 bridge.

Tolling the I-83/South Bridge draws opposition from Cumberland County commissioners

Cumberland County commissioners on Monday adopted a resolution stating their opposition to the PennDOT’s proposed tolling of the I-83/South Bridge to pay for the cost of replacing this span over the Susquehanna River.

If the I-83/South Bridge is tolled, ‘growth would be stalled’: Dauphin County officials

Charging a $1 or $2 toll to cross the I-83/South Bridge in each direction is as unpopular with county officials on the East Shore as it is with their counterparts on the West Shore.

Governor, DOT announce Pa. to receive $1.6 billion to fix state bridges

Gov. Tom Wolf stood alongside U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to launch the largest bridge formula program in American history, made possible by the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funds will fix more than 3,000 bridges across the state.


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