PennDOT: Pothole repair to continue on U.S. 202

Crews will also proceed with work on Rt. 52, Wawaset Road, U.S. 1 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the following roadwork in the Kennett and Unionville areas this week – weather permitting – so that motorists can anticipate potential travel delays. Drivers on U.S. 202 in both directions in Westtown, West Goshen and Birmingham Townships will continue to experience...

PennDOT extends waiver for salt truck drivers

National Weather Service suggests preparing for ‘high-impact winter storm’ By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Want a barometer for assessing the severity of this year’s winter weather? At the direction of Gov. Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will permit commercial drivers delivering road salt to stay behind the wheel for longer periods...

U.S. 202 scheduled for pothole patching

Upcoming area roadwork has been scheduled, said an announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), which wants motorists to be mindful of possible delays. Pothole patching on U.S. 202 in Westtown, Thornbury and Birmingham Townships – and continuing as far as Tredyffrin Township – will result in intermittent lane closures between the Delaware County line and the...

PennDOT: Scheduled maintenance may delay drivers

Crews will be working on U.S. 1, Birmingham and Street Roads Area roadwork has been scheduled this week, said an announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), which wants motorists to be mindful of possible delays. Crews will be working to remove vegetation on southbound U.S. 1 in Kennett Township between Parkersville Road and Rt. 52. The maintenance will be done from...

PennDOT says it’s ready for winter’s worst

415 snowplows, 115,000 tons of salt, 182 salt spreaders on hand With more than 115,000 tons of salt on hand in the five-county Philadelphia region, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) says it’s ready to keep state highways passable in southeastern Pennsylvania this winter, a PennDOT news release said. “Our dedicated employees are prepared to deliver the best possible winter...

State to observe Teen Driver Safety Week

Officials hope to raise awareness about need to reverse youth fatality statistics Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has conducted extensive research on teen driving safety, and has compiled a website with information for teens and parents. From 2008 to 2012, 103,002 crashes involving at least one 16- to 19-year old driver occurred in Pennsylvania, resulting in 851 fatalities. Of...

PennDOT lightens chore of replacing license

Ordering duplicate can now be done online, agency says The headache of obtaining a duplicate non-commercial driver’s license or photo identification card to replace one that was lost or stolen has been lessened, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said Wednesday. “Ordering a duplicate driver’s license or photo identification card just got easier for our customers,” PennDOT’s...

PennDOT lists week’s road construction projects

Possible traffic delay spots include Cypress Street in Kennett Township The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants residents to be aware of possible traffic delays as work continues on area road projects. Intermittent lane closures will occur through Thursday on Cypress Street between Cope Road and Ways Lane in Kennett Township from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for base repair. Brandywine...

Study: Pa. drivers spinning wheels on subpar roads

National research group urges state to invest money in aging systems A new study finds that the state’s deficient highway system is costing citizens more than $1,000 each annually in repairs from crashes, congestion caused by deteriorating roads. Every year, drivers in the Philadelphia region waste the equivalent of two days stuck in traffic jams, according a study released Wednesday by a...

PennDOT urging residents to save lives

 National Donate Life Month an ideal time to become organ donor Since April marks National Donate Life Month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants to remind motorists how easily they can help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering online as an organ donor. “Potential donors considering adding the organ donor designation to their driver’s license or...