PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 30

July 25, 2023

New Kensington Bridge long-term closure begins

PennDOT District 11 is reminding motorists the long-term closure of the New Kensington Bridge, which carries Route 1038 over the Allegheny River in East Deer Township in Allegheny County and the City of New Kensington in Westmoreland County, will begin Monday, July 24, weather permitting.

PennDOT secretary, Pgh. officials call for transit funding during budget impasse

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration met with local officials in Downtown Pittsburgh to stress the importance of transit and infrastructure funding as the state and region looks to repair hundreds of roads and bridges.

Is a bridge weight restriction a sign of bigger infrastructure issues?

A midstate bridge has been placed under a weight restriction. The Columbia-Wrightsville bridge, a major bridge that connects Lancaster and York counties, was built in 1930.

PA Turnpike Commission approves 5% toll increase for 2024

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a 5% toll increase for 2024 for the entire toll-highway system. It will take effect on Jan. 7, 2024.

PennDOT receives AASHTO awards for Fern Hollow replacement

PennDOT announced that it was the recipient of a regional America’s Transportation Award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Stakeholders discuss transportation investments

PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll was joined by regional and transportation-industry leaders to discuss the importance of transportation investments and provide an update on progress the department and its industry partners have made on roads and bridges across the state.


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