PennDOT has made great progress with its goals to repave work on interstates and attack potholes across Pennsylvania. PennDOT has increased the speed of it work to reach to roads and highways throughout the state that we would not have been able to reach in a regular maintenance year.”
Under the Resurface PA initiative, PennDOT will work across the state’s 40,000 miles of PennDOT-maintained roads, the nation’s fifth largest system. Altogether there are 17 interstate paving and preservation projects covering 255 miles happen at least two years sooner than scheduled, with projects beginning this year and next year. These projects, which will preserve the pavement surfaces for at least five to six years, build on the 85 interstate projects covering more than 775 miles that are underway or expected to begin or finish this year.
Motorists can report potholes and other highway-maintenance concerns on state routes at www.customercare.penndot.gov or by calling PennDOT’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623). Be as specific as possible when providing locations of maintenance concerns. Report the county, municipality, street name, and state route number, which can be found on small black and white signs posted along state highways. In addition, a description of any familiar landmarks would be helpful for PennDOT to locate the problem area.
Maintenance concerns will be corrected as soon as possible. Emergency road repairs, such as road wash-outs, are handled on a top-priority basis.
The 1-800-FIX-ROAD number should not be used to report traffic accidents, disabled vehicles or other emergencies. Motorists should continue to call 911 to report these types of emergencies.
*AUCP does not own the rights to this document. Adapted from PA Govenor News, posted on September 17th, 2018.