PennDOT


Fay Forges Ahead Over the Yough

A bridge in McKeesport, Pa., is currently being revitalized for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The Jerome Street Bridge is an arch bridge crossing the Youghiogheny River. It opened in the current design in 1937 and was previously rehabilitated in 1988....


Pennsylvania Governor Touts 40-Plus PennDOT Projects Soon to Get Under Way

With warm spring weather becoming more common, Pennsylvania's 2021 road and bridge construction is gathering increasing momentum each day. That led Gov. Tom Wolf on April 22 to highlight the more than 40 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) projects that will soon get ramped up across the six-county Hollidaysburg Region (District 9) during the new construction season....


PennDOT to Begin Upgrade of I-95 Interchange in Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced March 20 that construction will begin March 29 on a project to reconstruct sections of Delaware, Allegheny and Castor avenues in Philadelphia to improve traffic movement on surface streets at the Interstate 95 Allegheny Avenue/Castor Avenue Interchange....


Gov. Tom Wolf Proposes Phasing Out Pennsylvania's Gasoline Tax

Amid a deepening stalemate over financing highways and public transit, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on March 12 proposed phasing out his state's gasoline tax, the second highest in the nation, and appointed a commission to recommend alternative ways to pay for the state's needs....


PennDOT Eyes Tolls to Fund Work on Nine Interstate Bridges

Facing growing demands on its highways, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Feb. 18 named nine bridges on six interstates, including I-95's mile-long Girard Point Bridge in Philadelphia, that need upgrades....


PennDOT Gets $407M in Federal COVID Relief for Road, Bridge Projects

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has received $407.2 million in federal COVID relief funds for road and bridge projects that will help cover revenue gaps in its construction program....


PennDOT to Rehabilitate Historic Brower's Bridge in Chester County

Construction began Feb. 22 on a project to rehabilitate Brower's Bridge, a historic 117-year-old bridge carrying Mansion Road over the south branch of French Creek in Warwick and East Nantmeal townships, Chester County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)....


PennDOT to Realign Route 320 at Hanging Rock in Upper Merion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction began Jan. 18 to enhance travel and safety on Route 320 (South Gulph Road) by shifting the roadway alignment away from the historic Hanging Rock between Upper Gulph Road and Arden Road in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County....


Financially Stressed PennDOT Should Get $410M from New Bill

Pennsylvania will benefit from a new target of funding in the federal stimulus package approved Dec. 21: state departments of transportation, where financially beleaguered PennDOT is expected to receive $410.1 million....


Pennsylvania's Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Bridge Nearing the Finish Line

It has taken five years but the nearly mile-long Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway bridge over the west branch of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania is close to being completed. At this point, the bridge's structural work is nearly done....






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