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The Morning Call
Wider shoulder but no sidewalk planned for new Route 29 bridge over Norfolk Southern railroadEMMAUS — When PennDOT reconstructs the Chestnut Street bridge over the Norfolk
Wider shoulder but no sidewalk planned for new Route 29 bridge over Norfolk Southern railroad
The Morning Call / Posted an hour ago
EMMAUS — When PennDOT reconstructs the Chestnut Street bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad in 2018, it plans on providing both a wider bridge span and wider shoulders along the street leading up to the bridge. But despite some discussions with... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Leaders feel left in the dark over lighting billarguing over who is responsible for helping to pay for maintenance and electric
Leaders feel left in the dark over lighting bill
Altoona Mirror / Posted an hour ago
arguing over who is responsible for helping to pay for maintenance and electricity for lights at Route 22 interchanges. PennDOT officials said they normally split interchange lighting costs 50-50 with a local governing body. But there is some... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Regional briefs for Saturday, Sept. 24will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction starting this afternoon to
Regional briefs for Saturday, Sept. 24
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction starting this afternoon to prepare for the closure, according to PennDOT. The single-lane patterns will remain in effect until 9 a.m. Sunday, PennDOT said. PennDOT announced the following... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Sheffield Lifesiren blowing once and continuing for three minutes. He also informed the supe
Sheffield Life
Warren Times Observer / Posted 2 days ago
siren blowing once and continuing for three minutes. He also informed the supervisors that he had spoke with Bob Bell of PennDOT in regards to the Dodge Run Bridge replacement on Route 666 in Barnes. He stated that he checked out the bridge and... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
BriefPennDOT announced the following work to be completed during the week of Septemb
Brief
Warren Times Observer / Posted 2 days ago
PennDOT announced the following work to be completed during the week of September 26: Bridge repairs on US 6 in Sheffield Twp.; pipe replacement on Rt. 957 in Columbus Twp. and Hatch Run Road in Glade Twp.; Oil and stone patching on Bull Hill Road... Read more
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The Express-Times
Route 22 stoppages starting around Route 512in the area of Route 512 in Northampton County due to utility line work being d
Route 22 stoppages starting around Route 512
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
in the area of Route 512 in Northampton County due to utility line work being done by PPL Electric Utilities, according to PennDOT. The electricity-transmission company has been upgrading a six-mile-long, 69-kilovolt line from its Siegfried Quarry... Read more
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Philly.com
Amtrak's slow ride to Pittsburghon the turnpike, economic development for towns on the route, and more mobility
Amtrak's slow ride to Pittsburgh
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
on the turnpike, economic development for towns on the route, and more mobility for Pittsburgh's growing population. A 2015 PennDot report on rail service said improvements to the existing line would also likely draw riders from east of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Waiting for the 8th Street Bridge and MLK Drive to reopen? Keep on waitingboth to reopen. The bridge is now due to open to two-way traffic in mid-to late
Waiting for the 8th Street Bridge and MLK Drive to reopen? Keep on waiting
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
both to reopen. The bridge is now due to open to two-way traffic in mid-to late October, sand Sean Brown, a spokesman with PennDOT. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is expected to reopen in the first week of October, he said. Both major arteries have... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Susquehanna County bridge project setby the end of March 2017. Clearwater Construction will perform the work. The sp
Susquehanna County bridge project set
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
by the end of March 2017. Clearwater Construction will perform the work. The span is one of 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
REGIONAL BRIEFSof March 2017. Clearwater Construction will perform the work. The span is one o
REGIONAL BRIEFS
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
of March 2017. Clearwater Construction will perform the work. The span is one of 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners. — CLAYTON... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Asphalt plant resurfacesSheetz. According to Eric Kahn, of Hawbaker Engineering, it will be for an asph
Asphalt plant resurfaces
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Sheetz. According to Eric Kahn, of Hawbaker Engineering, it will be for an asphalt plant to be built in the area of the new PennDOT facility. The plan would be to use Sheetz Lane as the entrance and exit points to the property, which eliminates a... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
PennDOT finalizing plan to straighten damaged piece of Liberty Bridgeon a jacking procedure to straighten a damaged piece, but plan to run more test
PennDOT finalizing plan to straighten damaged piece of Liberty Bridge
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 3 days ago
on a jacking procedure to straighten a damaged piece, but plan to run more tests before carrying out the actual process. PennDot District 11 Executive Dan Cessna said Thursday that after the dry-run, managers decided to make some adjustments and... Read more
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Times News
Thorpe bridge demolition beginsNesquehoning’s Charles Bott, attended multiple Jim Thorpe Borough Council meeti
Thorpe bridge demolition begins
Times News / Posted 3 days ago
Nesquehoning’s Charles Bott, attended multiple Jim Thorpe Borough Council meetings, asking the governing body to support PennDOT saving the bridge and selling it to Andy Muller, president of the Reading and Northern Railroad. To Ulshafer and the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Quakertown man gets probation for PennDOT fraud schemeA Quakertown man was sentenced to probation Wednesday for his role in a conspir
Quakertown man gets probation for PennDOT fraud scheme
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
A Quakertown man was sentenced to probation Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to cheat a PennDOT program designed to ensure minority-owned businesses get a share of bridge and highway construction work. U.S. District Judge Berle M. Schiller... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
I-81 widening between Exits 57 and 59 and Upcoming Studylong way to alleviating traffic congestion on Route 81 and Wertzville Road. Th
I-81 widening between Exits 57 and 59 and Upcoming Study
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 4 days ago
long way to alleviating traffic congestion on Route 81 and Wertzville Road. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has contracted with Blooming Glen Contractors of Blooming Glen, Pa., for $19.5 million to widen Interstate 81... Read more
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Philly.com
Fed guidelines for self-driving cars won't get in Pa.'s waypoints manufacturers should meet, offers a blueprint for state regulation and d
Fed guidelines for self-driving cars won't get in Pa.'s way
Philly.com / Posted 5 days ago
points manufacturers should meet, offers a blueprint for state regulation and divides federal and state oversight. “For PennDot, this helps them and gives them some regulatory certainty,” said Costa Samaras, a Carnegie Mellon University... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Governor, PennDOT welcome new automated vehicle guidelinesare encouraged the new federal guidance parallels the focus of our Autonomous V
Governor, PennDOT welcome new automated vehicle guidelines
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 5 days ago
are encouraged the new federal guidance parallels the focus of our Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “We want to assure that technology companies and auto manufacturers have the ability to... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
PennDOT to install median dividers on Route 222 near Lancaster-Berks linethe end of the day during rush hour it gets pretty crazy there," said Jake Stap
PennDOT to install median dividers on Route 222 near Lancaster-Berks line
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
the end of the day during rush hour it gets pretty crazy there," said Jake Staples, who drives on Route 222 going to work. PennDOT is looking to reduce the risk of a driver crossing into oncoming traffic. The solution: high-tension cable median... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
City places jake break restrictionsPhil Gilbert started the process. "In researching the requirements to react su
City places jake break restrictions
Warren Times Observer / Posted 6 days ago
Phil Gilbert started the process. "In researching the requirements to react such a restriction, it was determined that PennDOT requires that a traffic study," he explained to council. PennDOT came back to the city on July 12 with the study and... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Overnight traffic stoppages scheduled for I-83 in Colonial Park area east of HarrisburgHARRISBURG, Pa. – PennDOT says it is time to set the bridge beams for the new b
Overnight traffic stoppages scheduled for I-83 in Colonial Park area east of Harrisburg
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 6 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. – PennDOT says it is time to set the bridge beams for the new bridge that will carry Elmerton Avenue over Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township. To accomplish this, the contractor for the project and the Pennsylvania State Police... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Harrisburg looks to re-develop area near Amtrak stationto re-develop the site. “We can help bring that activity over the tracks and h
Harrisburg looks to re-develop area near Amtrak station
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 6 days ago
to re-develop the site. “We can help bring that activity over the tracks and help that area as well,” Angela Watson, with PennDOT, said. PennDOT and city officials are leading an effort to re-develop the area bound by the train tracks, Cameron... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Is your child properly restrained in the car? PennDOT and police urging drivers to be aware of new lawA rear-facing baby seat properly installed in compact car. HARRISBURG – The Pe
Is your child properly restrained in the car? PennDOT and police urging drivers to be aware of new law
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 6 days ago
A rear-facing baby seat properly installed in compact car. HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging motorists to properly restrain children and educate themselves on the... Read more
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The Morning Call
First-of-kind traffic system eases congestion around Hamilton Crossings shopping centerLOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP — The first adaptive traffic control system in PennDOT'
First-of-kind traffic system eases congestion around Hamilton Crossings shopping center
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP — The first adaptive traffic control system in PennDOT's six-county District 5 region went live last week around the new Hamilton Crossings shopping center in Lower Macungie Township. The system manages signal timing based on... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
PennDOT, Police Highlight New Child Passenger Safety Law, Urge Motorists to Participate in Seat Checksrear-facing baby seat properly installed in compact car. Harrisburg – The Penn
PennDOT, Police Highlight New Child Passenger Safety Law, Urge Motorists to Participate in Seat Checks
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 6 days ago
rear-facing baby seat properly installed in compact car. Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging motorists to properly restrain children and educate themselves on the... Read more
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York Daily Record
Watchdog journalism keeps close eye on York CountyState police and PennDOT have been monitoring the increase in crashes on Inters
Watchdog journalism keeps close eye on York County
York Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
State police and PennDOT have been monitoring the increase in crashes on Interstate 83, south of the Loganville exit. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record A movement is afoot at the York Daily Record that will affect you directly. It will help inform you.... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
PennDOT to Install Cable Median Barrier along U.S. 222, I-78, U.S. 15Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today
PennDOT to Install Cable Median Barrier along U.S. 222, I-78, U.S. 15
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 6 days ago
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today began a safety improvement project to install high-tension cable median barrier along three highways in south central Pennsylvania. The purpose of the cable barrier is to... Read more
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The Express-Times
I-78 tied up by Lehigh County tractor-trailer crashInterstate 78 near Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township is tied up Monday morni
I-78 tied up by Lehigh County tractor-trailer crash
The Express-Times / Posted 6 days ago
Interstate 78 near Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township is tied up Monday morning by a crash. (PennDOT traffic camera) No one was hurt and no other vehicles were involved in the wreck near Route 100, a trooper at the Fogelsville barracks... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Open Linethe sales tax, completely abolish the real estate tax. People cannot afford to
Open Line
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
the sales tax, completely abolish the real estate tax. People cannot afford to pay real estate taxes anymore. PennDOT, you raised the speed limit in Lewistown Narrows. People have been flying past me for years, now they're going to... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Amtrak might ‘de-staff’ Altoona stationaffairs manager, who said the idea is "on hold until it can be discussed," beca
Amtrak might ‘de-staff’ Altoona station
Altoona Mirror / Posted 8 days ago
affairs manager, who said the idea is "on hold until it can be discussed," because de-staffing Altoona is subject to PennDOT approval. That was followed by an emailed response from an Amtrak spokesman, who said, "Amtrak does not intend to... Read more
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GoPSUsports.com
Nittany Lions Host Temple Saturday for Stripe Out; Fans Reminded of Security and Entry ProcessU.S. 322 in Seven Mountains Region Fans traveling to the game via U.S. 322 from
Nittany Lions Host Temple Saturday for Stripe Out; Fans Reminded of Security and Entry Process
GoPSUsports.com / Posted 8 days ago
U.S. 322 in Seven Mountains Region Fans traveling to the game via U.S. 322 from south-central Pennsylvania are advised by PennDOT that there are westbound and eastbound lane enclosures at the Sand Mountain Road intersection near the Seven... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Community Events Listings, September 17, 2016office outreach visit, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Clarks Green Borough Building, 1
Community Events Listings, September 17, 2016
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
office outreach visit, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Clarks Green Borough Building, 104 N. Abington Road, assistance with PennDOT paperwork, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Pittsburgh bridge to remain closed for emergency repairsbridge on Monday but are delaying the opening while work is done to ensure the
Pittsburgh bridge to remain closed for emergency repairs
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
bridge on Monday but are delaying the opening while work is done to ensure the damaged 30-foot chord is safe. PennDOT district executive Dan Cessna declined to give a future reopening date, saying the repairs could take weeks but not... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Pittsburgh bridge to remain closed for emergency repairsbridge on Monday but are delaying the opening while work is done to ensure the
Pittsburgh bridge to remain closed for emergency repairs
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
bridge on Monday but are delaying the opening while work is done to ensure the damaged 30-foot chord is safe. PennDOT district executive Dan Cessna declined to give a future reopening date, saying the repairs could take weeks but not... Read more
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The Morning Call
Legal action threatened over proposed Northampton County bridge contracta contract. However, he defended the 25-year-old family-owned company as a qual
Legal action threatened over proposed Northampton County bridge contract
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
a contract. However, he defended the 25-year-old family-owned company as a quality organization that is working on 20 PennDOT contracts right now. The company submitted more than 1,000 pages of documents to the county's procurement office... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Landis Valley Road bridge restored to two way trafficthe vertical clearance of 14 feet 5 inches struck the overhead bridge carrying
Landis Valley Road bridge restored to two way traffic
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 9 days ago
the vertical clearance of 14 feet 5 inches struck the overhead bridge carrying Landis Valley Road. The damage prompted PennDOT to restrict traffic crossing over the bridge to a single lane in the westbound direction only – away from the damaged... Read more
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York Daily Record
Multiple-vehicle crash slows traffic on I-83State police and PennDOT have been monitoring the increase in crashes on Inters
Multiple-vehicle crash slows traffic on I-83
York Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
State police and PennDOT have been monitoring the increase in crashes on Interstate 83, south of the Loganville exit. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record A multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 83 had southbound traffic at exit 18 for Mt. Rose moving... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
Boaters on alert as Mon River turns into construction zoneFROM UNDER THE BRIDGE. BOB. THOSE REPAIRS. WE WERE EXPECTING THAT UPDATE FROM P
Boaters on alert as Mon River turns into construction zone
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 9 days ago
FROM UNDER THE BRIDGE. BOB. THOSE REPAIRS. WE WERE EXPECTING THAT UPDATE FROM PENNDOT RIGHT HERE THIS AFTERNOON BUT WE LEARNED A SHORT THAT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW MORNING. WE WERE HOPING TO FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING PROGRESS, GOT A NEW STEEL... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
Liberty Bridge reopening delayed for second timeThe Liberty Bridge, which has been closed since Sept. 2, will remain closed unt
Liberty Bridge reopening delayed for second time
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 9 days ago
The Liberty Bridge, which has been closed since Sept. 2, will remain closed until further notice, PennDOT announced Friday morning. | LIVE VIDEO: Watch the news conference PennDOT District Executive Dan Cessna would not give an estimated date for... Read more
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York Daily Record
Traffic alert: PennDOT to pave I-83 at Loganvilleto work in the right lane on Tuesday and the left lane the following day. Thurs
Traffic alert: PennDOT to pave I-83 at Loganville
York Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
to work in the right lane on Tuesday and the left lane the following day. Thursday will be a makeup day in case of rain. PennDOT and state police looked into what might be causing the spate of crashes between the Loganville and Glen Rock... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Residents, officials seek solution to traffic issues at Hazle Twp. intersectionbe a few years away, according to a letter that supervisors Chairman Jim Monton
Residents, officials seek solution to traffic issues at Hazle Twp. intersection
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
be a few years away, according to a letter that supervisors Chairman Jim Montone recently received from Robert Wasilchak, a PennDOT safety supervisor. The safety supervisor told Montone in an Aug. 16 letter that state transportation officials... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Utility work set on PA Ave.Jim Carroll, spokesman for PennDOT, said Columbia Gas will be installing new ga
Utility work set on PA Ave.
Warren Times Observer / Posted 10 days ago
Jim Carroll, spokesman for PennDOT, said Columbia Gas will be installing new gas lines. The work is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 19, weather permitting, and is expected to continue for a month. PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving... Read more
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Philly.com
Exhilarating, and a little frightening: a ride in a self-driving carwe have mountains, we have tunnels, we have bridges," said Kurt Myers, deputy s
Exhilarating, and a little frightening: a ride in a self-driving car
Philly.com / Posted 10 days ago
we have mountains, we have tunnels, we have bridges," said Kurt Myers, deputy secretary for driver and vehicle services at PennDot. Uber's spokesman, Ewer, referred to Pittsburgh as "the double black diamond of driving." Peduto noted the tech... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Pine Hill Rd bridge over Shermans Creek in Spring Township to close Sept.19classified as structurally deficient. Replacing the bridge will allow the Penns
Pine Hill Rd bridge over Shermans Creek in Spring Township to close Sept.19
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 10 days ago
classified as structurally deficient. Replacing the bridge will allow the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to remove this bridge from its list of structurally deficient bridges in Perry County. The Rapid Bridge Replacement... Read more
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Times News
Carbon County Court newsinspection station would be suspended for two months, effective Sept. 15. In i
Carbon County Court news
Times News / Posted 11 days ago
inspection station would be suspended for two months, effective Sept. 15. In its appeal, Fisher says a representative of PennDOT conducted an inspection of a vehicle inspected by Shawn Fisher of the business approximately 5½ months after the... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
UPDATE: US 22 reopens after police incident— All lanes of US Route 22 are again open. The lanes were closed for a police i
UPDATE: US 22 reopens after police incident
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 11 days ago
— All lanes of US Route 22 are again open. The lanes were closed for a police incident. Little information is available. PennDOT issued the following tweets: CLEARED: Incident cleared on US 22 westbound between PA 147 North – Halifax and US... Read more
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The Express-Times
Add to morning traffic woes an eastbound crash on Rt. 22Road after a crash Wednesday morning between the Routes 512 and 191 interchange
Add to morning traffic woes an eastbound crash on Rt. 22
The Express-Times / Posted 11 days ago
Road after a crash Wednesday morning between the Routes 512 and 191 interchanges in Hanover Township, Northampton County. (PennDOT traffic camera photo) Traffic quickly extended past Schoenersville Road after the wreck at mile marker 327.6 in... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Scranton moving more federal funds to road pavingbut the project has since changed to a reconstruction under the state Departmen
Scranton moving more federal funds to road paving
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
but the project has since changed to a reconstruction under the state Department of Transportation. “The project changed. PennDOT’s taking it over. That’s a good thing. It was going to be rehabilitated, now it’s going to be reconstructed,” said... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Ross Hill Road detour extendedThe detour is posted using Cole Hill and Kane roads. PennDOT said Ross Hill Ro
Ross Hill Road detour extended
Warren Times Observer / Posted 12 days ago
The detour is posted using Cole Hill and Kane roads. PennDOT said Ross Hill Road will open to local traffic Friday evening, Sept. 16, and closed again at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19. The detour is expected to be lifted Wednesday evening, Sept. 21.... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
Parts arriving today for Liberty Bridge repairsand additional materials may be needed based on their assessment," the Joseph B
Parts arriving today for Liberty Bridge repairs
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 12 days ago
and additional materials may be needed based on their assessment," the Joseph B. Fay Co. said in a written statement. PennDOT has said that Sept. 19 is the current target date for reopening the bridge. It has been closed since Sept. 3, when a... Read more
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The Press and Journal
Bridgework continues in areathe replacement. Drivers will have to use Braeburn Road to avoid the closure. T
Bridgework continues in area
The Press and Journal / Posted 12 days ago
the replacement. Drivers will have to use Braeburn Road to avoid the closure. This replacement will also take six weeks. PennDOT contractors will soon begin construction on two overpasses that pass over Route 283. A truck carrying an excavator... Read more
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