Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The following list of state road closures has been posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has caused even major roadways to close or post detours due to fallen trees or wires. The following list of Delaware County road closures is a list of state roads that have been posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). NOTE: This list has been updated at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. This is not a comprehensive list. View PennDOT's traffic advisory map here with updated closures and traffic conditions. RADNOR TOWNSHIP MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP EDGMONT TOWNSHIP THORNBURY TOWNSHIP ASTON TOWNSHIP Check out PennDOT's list for Chester County state road closures here.
Monday, October 29, 2012
I-76 and I-476 are among the closed state roads Monday night.
PennDOT announced Monday that several state highways, including I-95, I-476 and I-76, would be closed to all non-emergency vehicles until 2 a.m. Tuesday morning in response to Hurricane Sandy. According to a release, the transpiration department is closing "the full length of Interstates 95 and 676; I-476 (non-toll portion); I-76 from the Pa. Turnpike to Passyunk Avenue and the U.S. Route 1 Extension in Philadelphia to all traffic except emergency vehicles" The PA turnpike remains open. Before the closing, all area highways were placed under a 45 mph speed restriction. Additionally, NBC 10 is reporting that all Delaware River Port Authority bridges, the Ben Franklin, the Betsy Ross, the Commodore Barry and the Walt Whitman, are closed …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A look at the injunction against the Voter ID Law.
Judge Robert Simpson issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday morning, halting certain aspects of the Voter ID Law from impacting the November presidential election. While the decision does not repeal the law that requires citizens to show photo identification to vote, if upheld, the ruling allows registered voters to cast ballots without an ID. To issue an injunction on the law, Simpson was tasked to consider two questions—does the issuance of IDs "comport with liberal access" that the General Assembly required, and will no voter disenfranchisement exist if the law is implemented this fall? Liberal Access? In returning the case to Simpson, the commonwealth's Supreme Court said then-current procedures were "contrary" to liberal access—a …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
PennDOT will be working on several roadways for improvements around Marple Newtown through the end of the week.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be working on several state roadways around the Marple Newtown area throughout the week. Read the following roadways and times that PennDOT will be working on this week: And a continous project that will last until November:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The free Voter ID cards are available to registered voters who can provide their name, address, Social Security number and proof of residency.
The following is a press release provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Since the Pennsylvania Voter ID law was enacted in March, PennDOT has been working closely with the Department of State to ensure that every voter has the opportunity to obtain photo identification. Voters who lack verification documents necessary for a secure Pennsylvania Photo ID (non-driver’s license ID card), will now be able to obtain a new Department of State voter identification card for free by visiting a PennDOT Driver License Center. "Our goal is to ensure that every person who needs an ID can get one and this new ID serves as a safety net for those who can’t find or obtain verification documents normally required for a PennDOT secure …
Monday, September 3, 2012
PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers will close.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed through Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license and photo ID renewals; vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license restoration fee or vehicle financial responsibility …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Slow moving vehicles will be expected all week during the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's line painting project in Delaware County.
Morning commuters in the Marple Newtown area may want to give themselves ample time in the morning this week. According to a press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), state highways in Delaware County–including Marple, Newtown, Haverford, Radnor and Springfield townships–will see slow-moving vehicles as part of a line painting operation. PennDOT advises drivers to give these trucks appropriate distance and to stay off the traffic lines. Painting will occur from 6 am. to 2:30 p.m. through Sept. 1.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A portion of Bishop Hollow Road in Newtown Square will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–A road alert was sent out by Newtown Township officials Tuesday about a road closure that will occur on portions of Bishop Hollow Road for Wednesday, Aug. 22. Portions of Bishop Hollow Road between Stoney Brook Boulevard or Hempstead Road to the North Gradyville Road intersection will be temporaily closed by PennDOT today for Asplundh Tree Expert Co. to conduct tree removal, according to township officials.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A temporary construction easement was approved by the Board of Supervisors for the construction of the Gradyville Road bridge in Newtown Square.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–One of the two properties that would need construction easements during the construction of the Gradyville Road bridge project have signed their agreement for execution, announced Newtown Township Engineer Eileen Nelson at a supervisors meeting on Aug. 13. "It's my understanding the other property owner's attorney is reviewing requests made to some revisions of the agreement prior to signing. We expect to have the signed agreement before the next supervisors meeting," said Nelson. According to Supervisors Chairman Joe Catania, the easements will be for the duration of the project only. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the acceptance of the temporary construction easement at last Monday's supervisors meeting. …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Newtown Township officials have agreed to temporarily stop issuing out parking tickets in regards to the overnight parking ordinance in order to further review the ordinance and parking restrictions.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Newtown Township Board of Supervisors agreed at Monday night's meeting to temporarily stop issuing out tickets in regards to those in violation of the overnight parking ordinance. The agreement was communicated to Lt. Mike Savitski, of the Newtown Township Police Department, who was informed to notify the officers of the temporary agreement. The decision to temporarily halt the issuance of parking tickets to overnight parking violators comes on the heels after the July meeting when residents vocally spoke about their concerns and stress the enforcement of the overnight parking ordinance has caused them. It was announced at a supervisors meeting in June that police will start to enforce the township's overnight parking …