Governor Wolf Launches Resurface PA (Round-up)

By: Governor Tom Wolf's Office of Communications

May 29, 2018

Last week, Governor Wolf announced a new statewide initiative, Resurface PA, that will patch potholes and accelerate repaving work on interstates across Pennsylvania. A significant portion of this program’s funding is through savings that have accumulated since the governor took office in 2015.

Governor Wolf directed PennDOT to dedicate as many resources as possible to pothole and pavement repairs. The department has prioritized $22.3 million for immediate pothole repairs through June 30, which translates into nearly 30,000 tons of patching material. An additional $7 million will be invested in seven interstate maintenance projects covering potholes and other repairs on 78 miles of roads this year.

“PennDOT has been at work on this problem for many months, but the severe temperature swings through the winter have created ideal conditions for continued pavement challenges,” Governor Wolf said. “We are further increasing our focus on pothole repairs and also accelerating much-needed work on our interstates.”

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).

Take a look at the coverage below:

  • Beaver County Times: Wolf allocates $180 million for pothole repair, interstate resurfacing

    Wolf has told PennDOT to spend whatever possible on pothole and pavement repairs, and it has pushed $22.3 million toward pothole repairs through June. An additional $7 million is steered into seven interstate maintenance projects that will address potholes and other repairs on 78 miles of road this year.

  • Penn Live: PennDOT will be taking aim at potholes with cash and asphalt

    With this winter producing a plentiful crop of potholes, PennDOT will be spending $22.3 million to repair them through the end of June.
    Because “severe temperature swings through the winter have created ideal conditions for continued pavement challenges,” Gov. Tom Wolf said the state will be increasing its focus on pothole repairs and accelerating work on interstates.

  • Associated Press: Pothole relief is coming: Wolf launches ‘Resurface PA’ to tackle winter’s effects throughout Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania drivers will be getting some relief from pockmarked roadways in the form of $180 million to fill in potholes and perform other work after the ravages of a tough winter. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf was announcing Thursday $22 million for pothole and pavement repairs, enough to buy nearly 30,000 tons of paving material.

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