Friday, May 24, 2013
Drivers can expect roving patrols, safety checkpoints and special attention to seat belt compliance over Memorial Day Weekend.
PennDOT will partner with more than 600 law enforcement agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police to participate in a national “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement effort through June 9. The effort will focus largely on nighttime enforcement, using traffic safety checkpoints and roving patrols. Police will also use Traffic Enforcement Zones, which combine roving patrol and checkpoint tactics on roadways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes. According to PennDOT data, 503 people died last year in unbelted crashes, a decrease from 509 such fatalities in 2011. The total number of crashes in which people were not wearing seat belts also decreased to 15,528, compared with 16,298 in 2011. The majority of enforcement will occur at night…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
According to an article in the Newtown Advance, the pedestrian walkway on the Centre Avenue Bridge is seriously deteriorated.
The pedestrian walkway on the Centre Avenue Bridge is in poor condition and has seriously deteriorated, according to an article by the Newtown Advance. The Advance reported today that the pedestrian bridge was recently inspected by a company hired by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The company told Borough Engineer Mario Canales the bridge showed signs of corrosion, the Advance reported. However, according to the article, PennDOT is refusing to take responsibility for the pedestrian portion of the bridge, saying it's owned by the borough. The borough has contacted PennDOT to request an inspection to determine if there are immeadiate dangers to pedestrians using the walkway, according to the article. Click here to view the full …
Monday, February 25, 2013
PennDOT has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday at 7 p.m. to gather input on the Worthington Mill Road bridge project.
PennDOT will hold a public meeting Tuesday to gather input on the Worthington Mill Road bridge project. The bridge, which spans the Neshaminy Creek in Northampton and Wrightstown townships, is being replaced by PennDOT. The public meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus. The purpose of the meeting is to show the project plans and provide residents with information about the project, PennDOT said. The public will also be able to ask questions and provide input. Representatives from PennDOT will be at the meeting to discuss the project and answer questions. The meeting will be held at Bucks County Community College's Charles E. Rollins Student Center.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The meeting will be held Tuesday Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus.
PennDOT has scheduled a public meeting to gather input on the Worthington Mill Road Bridge project. The bridge, which spans the Neshaminy Creek in Northampton and Wrightstown townships, is being replaced by PennDOT. The public meeting will be held Tuesday Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus. The purpose of the meeting is to show the project plans and provide residents with information about the project, PennDOT said. The public will also be able to ask questions and provide input. Representatives from PennDOT will be at the meeting to discuss the project and answer questions. The meeting will be held at Bucks County Community College's Charles E. Rollins Student Center.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The bridge will be closed and detoured between Almshouse and Swamp roads in Wrightstown Township starting Dec. 17
A PennDOT project to repair a bridge on Rushland Road has been delayed by a week. Rushland Road will be closed and detoured between Almshouse and Swamp roads in Wrightstown Township starting Dec. 17 so PennDOT can repair a structurally deficient bridge over Neshaminy Creek. The bridge is expected to reopen by June 2013. The intial start date for the project was Monday, Dec. 10. Crews will stabilize the existing bridge abutments, repair concrete and seal the deck, reconstruct the roadway approaches, install new guide rail and reinforce the foundations beneath the support abutments, PennDOT said. The improvement project will strengthen and restore the bridge and remove it from the structurally deficient category. During construction, …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
PennDOT photo and drivers license centers will be closed Nov. 10 through 12 in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 10 through Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans 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 …
Monday, October 29, 2012
I-76 and I-476 are among the closed state roads Monday night.
Monday, October 29, 2012
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. The transportation department closed "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," according to a release. 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 …
PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has reduced speed to 45 mph beginning at 10 a.m. today on various roads.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Due to the dangerous wind speeds associated with Hurricane Sandy, beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, the PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will temporarily reduce the speed limit to 45 mph and restrict certain types of vehicles on some southeast Pennsylvania roadways. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: Also, in conjunction with similar restrictions imposed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, these types of vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the speed-restricted roadways: PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission may expand these restrictions to other parts of the state later today. Vehicles in these …
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 …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation and State on Tuesday announced that voters can receive either secure PennDOT IDs or Department of State voting-only ID cards.
Two state agencies have agreed to modify the process for all voters to be able to receive the neccessary identification to vote in November. The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation and State on Tuesday announced that voters can receive either secure PennDOT IDs or Department of State voting-only ID cards at PennDOT drivers licensing centers. “We believe these updates to our process will meet the Supreme Court standard that voter ID cards be liberally accessible,” Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele said. In order to get the voter ID card, an individual need only give his name, date of birth, social security number and address. Proof of residence is not required. While the individual is at the driver license center, PennDOT …