Governor Wolf Joins PennDOT to Announce 2017 Infrastructure Investments in Northeastern Pa. (Round-Up)

By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant

April 06, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf traveled to northeastern Pennsylvania to join representatives from PennDOT to launch the 2017 construction season and announce major investments in infrastructure. The projects announced yesterday will be in PennDOT’s District 4 which includes Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

“Residents throughout the region are going to see more work this year than they’ve seen in a very, very long time,” Governor Wolf said. “Bridges are being replaced, roads are being paved, and our transportation system is being improved. Communities throughout Pennsylvania are going to see these improvements and today I’m thrilled to recognize the investments being made District 4.”

District 4 projects highlighted during the announcement include:

  • more than 300 miles of roadway that will be paved or resurfaced by PennDOT personnel;
  • an additional 133 miles of roadway that will be paved or resurfaced by private industry;
  • approximately 600 miles of roadway that will be crack sealed or repaired;
  • 104 bridges that will be either repaired or replaced;
  • 86 safety enhancement projects.

Take a look at the coverage:

  • Times Tribune: Governor visits NEPA to tout road work

    Gov. Tom Wolf and state Department of Transportation officials announced plans on Wednesday for almost $640.8 million in road and bridge projects across Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne, Susquehanna, Wyoming and Pike counties. “Our roads and bridges really matter,” Wolf said inside a PennDOT maintenance shed in Ashley. “We are the Keystone State. Everything that happens in the eastern part of the United States, and even the eastern parts of Canada, has to pass through Pennsylvania. That puts a real emphasis on our transportation system.”

  • Times Leader: Wolf visits PennDOT to introduce $639 million 2017 construction plans

    Gov. Tom Wolf stopped by the PennDOT maintenance shed on Wednesday afternoon to kick off construction season, announcing over $600 million in work set for the district that includes Luzerne County…“We’re doing a lot of things,” Wolf said. “Bridges are being replaced, roads are being paved, and our transportation system is being improved.”

  • WNEP: PennDOT Unveils Plans for Paving in 2017

    Inside PennDOT’s maintenance shed near Ashley, Governor Wolf helped announce the year’s construction projects in northeastern Pennsylvania totaling more than $600 million worth of contracts. “If we don’t have good roads, if we don’t have open roads or bridges that can take the loads that need to go on them, then our businesses will suffer,” said the governor.

  • PA Homepage: Sunshine, Flowers, and Construction: Governor Wolf Unveils New Projects Coming Soon

    Today Governor Wolf unveiled $639 million worth of projects in the six counties of northeastern Pennsylvania. The work will touch virtually every major roadway in our region. For some, this news has been a long time coming, but it is still welcome news.


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