Monday, March 25, 2013
It's making sure street signs have correct spelling, among other tasks.
Don't let the name fool you. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Pavement Survey van isn't just looking at pavement. You might have seen the vehicle on local state roads recently, as on Route 252 in Tredyffrin Township in the attached photo. According to PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum, it's a Location Referencing System van, and it's driving around making sure that the information in PennDOT's computer system matches reality. Blaum explained via email that the van verifies the locations of features like signs and bridges throughout the state. It even does spell-check: There are no cameras on the van. The small, square box on the bumper is an infrared target sensor used to calibrate a distance-measuring instrument. A GPS receiver …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The southbound highway saw backups Tuesday morning.
Truck inferno snarls traffic on the Blue Route for part of Tuesday morning.
A vehicle fire on I-476/Blue Route northbound caused traffic delays Tuesday morning. According to a release from Pennsylvania Department of Trasnportation via its Twitter feed, a vehicle caught fire on 476 Southbound near the St. David's exit before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to 6ABC, the vehicle, a truck, was carrying water and was put out by area firefighters. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
If you’re trying to get a new license, don’t plan on doing it on the holidays.
All driver license and photo centers will be closed Tuesday, December 25, for Christmas and Tuesday, January 1, for the New Year’s holiday. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us. Local Drivers License Centers:
Monday, December 17, 2012
The 'Operation Safe Holiday' campaign kicked off in Delaware County on Dec. 12 in front of the county courthouse.
MEDIA–PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation), police and Delaware County officials kicked off regional impaired and aggressive-driving enforcement at the Delaware County Courthouse in Media last week as part of “Operation Safe Holiday,” a campaign encouraging safe driving through the holiday season. Police discussed the use of sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are driving aggressively or driving while impaired. The Pennsylvania State Police and hundreds of municipal police departments statewide partner with PennDOT during “Operation Safe Holiday” to increase traffic safety enforcement from Thanksgiving through the New Year’s holiday. The Pennsylvania DUI …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The bridge is scheduled to reopen Thursday, Dec. 6.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The newly rehabilitated St. David’s Road bridge over Darby Creek in Newtown Township will reopen Thursday, Dec. 6, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Wednesday. PennDOT’s contractor worked over the past four months to restore the structurally deficient bridge by rebuilding its deteriorated bridge walls; reinforcing the deck; reinforcing the foundation underneath the support abutments; performing masonry repairs and installing new guide rail. The stone arch bridge was built in 1810. It is 26 feet long and 24 feet wide. The structure carries an average of 6,500 vehicles a day. The bridge is no longer classified as structurally deficient following the rehabilitation project. J.D. Eckman, Inc. …
Friday, November 30, 2012
PennDOT tells Marple Newtown Patch St. David's Road bridge may open sometime early December.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–St. David's Road bridge is scheduled to reopen early December, according to Brad Rudolph, a safety press officer for the Pennyslvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). An exact date has not yet been determined. Earlier this month, Rudolph told Marple Newtown Patch the reopening of St. David's Road bridge had been delayed due to Hurricane Sandy and necessary additions that were needed for bridge repairs. Though the bridge did not sustain any damages from the storm, Rudolph said $100,000 worth of additions were necessary in repairing the bridge. "The additions occurred because PennDOT engineers determined it was necessary to tear down and reconstruct the downstream side of the bridge. That side was deemed structurally …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Police and PennDOT are joining forces to keep the roads safe this holiday season.
Information provided by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Harrisburg – PennDOT and police statewide are joining forces for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an initiative including seat-belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. The operation is under way, beginning with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement. Through the New Year, police will also use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving aggressively or driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. “Every year we see an increase in travel during the holiday season, and unfortunately we also see more crashes,” PennDOT …
Monday, November 12, 2012
PennDOT has issued out several construction projects for the week of Nov. 11 around the Marple Newtown area.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be working on several new road construction projects and continuing existing ones for the week of Nov. 11. Make your commute a little easier by avoiding the following road work in Marple Newtown this week.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has delayed the reopening of St. David's Road bridge in Newtown Square.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–It's already been nearly four months since construction to rehabilitate St. David's Road bridge began. An earlier predicted timeline had the bridge set to reopen in November but after Hurricane Sandy, the bridge may reopen at a later date. According to Brad Rudolph, a safety press officer for the Pennyslvania Department of Transportation, told Marple Newtown Patch that necessary precautions were taken before Sandy's arrival. "Before the storm hit, crews took the necessary precautions by removing scaffolding and other equipment at the construction site," said Rudolph. Post Sandy, no damages were sustained from the storm and work will resume as soon as possible on the bridge, according to Rudolph. Rudolph said the opening of …