PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 50

December 14, 2022

‘Plastic roads’ are paved with good intention

Transportation officials in multiple states are testing whether roads made from grocery bags, juice cartons, printer ink cartridges or other discarded plastic can make pavement last longer, save money and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

Turnpike’s Scranton Beltway hearing postponed until next year

The proposed Scranton Beltway project is delayed again and that means more waiting, frustration and anger for South Abington Twp. residents who live near the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Wolf administration, AARP highlight safety for mature drivers

Approximately 25% of Pennsylvania’s 9.1 million licensed drivers are 65 and older. In 2021 there were more than 19,700 crashes involving at least one driver aged 65 or older, which resulted in over 300 total fatalities. This represents about 17% of all crashes and about 25% of all fatalities.

Crashes, travel time are down on I-76. This is why

PennDOT says it’s seeing a reduction in both the number of crashes and travel time after launching a pilot program to change speeds along I-76 from King of Prussia to the U.S. Route 1 Interchange in Philadelphia.

Work zone cameras target speeders to keep road crews safe

The pilot program will be up for a vote next year and could end in Feb. 2024 unless officials decide to extend it.


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