Thursday, April 11, 2013
This car erupted in flames Wednesday on Route 202 just a few miles away. Here's how to increase your survival chances.
Unexpected car fires can, and do happen. PennDOT highway cameras captured a fire on U.S. 202 Wednesday afternoon that completely engulfed a car vehicle. The two people inside were able to escape, according to the story on Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch.
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
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.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Aqua Pennsylvania will restrict Route 30 to one lane in each direction for water main replacement.
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Friday, January 11
Aqua Pennsylvania will restrict Lancaster Avenue to one lane in each direction at Iven Avenue in Radnor beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15 for water main replacement, PennDOT announced. The traffic restriction will be in effect weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Tuesday, Jan. 22. Aqua Pennsylvania will complete the work under a PennDOT highway occupancy permit. PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out. You can follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly and Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation. For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610-205-6700. This information was provided by PennDOT.
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:
Friday, December 7, 2012
No more detours are required to go between Radnor and Newtown Square.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The newly rehabilitated St. David’s Road bridge over Darby Creek just over the Radnor Township border in Newtown Township reopened Thursday, Dec. 6. PennDOT’s contractor worked over the past four months to restore the structurally deficient bridge by: 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. St. David’s Road bridge was one of three structurally deficient bridges in Delaware County that PennDOT is repairing under a $1,263,976 project. Information provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
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 …
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 …