Wolf Administration Provides Update on Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ Initiative

August 13, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – PennDOT is moving ahead with accelerated repaving contracts after applying more than 109,000 tons of patching material and improving more than 1,000 miles of roads through July to deal with the widespread outbreak of potholes following the long destructive winter season.

“PennDOT has accelerated its work to repair potholes and resurface roads after a difficult winter, but more work is required, and our paving contracts are aimed at shoring up pavements to better resist pothole formation,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “With 40,000 miles of road to maintain, PennDOT faces a tough challenge fixing every pavement problem, but its crews have worked tirelessly to address the problems.”

Under the Resurface PA initiative, PennDOT has mounted an aggressive campaign to accelerate repaving interstates and attacking potholes across the state’s 40,000 miles of PennDOT-maintained roads, the nation’s fifth largest such system. The program calls for an additional $7 million being invested in seven interstate maintenance projects covering potholes and other repairs on 78 miles of roads this year. In addition, these additional investments are planned:

  • $30 million in transportation infrastructure investment funding for interstate improvements;
  • $60 million in PennDOT investments from interstate-project bid savings being reinvested in resurfacing; and
  • $62 million in additional funding for interstate preservation projects.

Together, these commitments will make 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 accelerated 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.

A significant part of the work is being financed using savings from other projects since Governor Wolf took office.

Examples of some of the paving contracts that are in process or design:

Interstate 78
• From mile marker 16 to Route 61, 5.9 miles in Berks County

Interstate 79
• From mile marker 178 to 182.5, 6.5 miles in Erie County

Interstate 80
• From I‐380 to Route 115, 10 miles in Monroe County
• About 4 miles in Luzerne County and then from the Luzerne County line to the Monroe County line, 26 miles in Carbon County
• Nine miles in Jefferson County

Interstate 81
• From the Luzerne County line to Mile Marker 185.5 in Lackawanna County, including bridge work. 7 miles.
• 28 miles in Luzerne County, from Sugar Notch to Avoca
• From Gordon to Frackville, 11.9 miles in Schuylkill County
• From Mahanoy to McAdoo, 16.7 miles in Schuylkill County
• From Ravine to Hegins, 12.5 miles in Schuylkill County

Interstate 83
• From Route 262 to Carlisle Road, 3.4 miles in York and Cumberland counties

Interstate 84
• Interchange area with Interstate 81, between Exits 185 and 186 on I-81 and from I-81 to Exit 2 on I-84 in Lackawanna County, 7 miles

Interstate 95
• Approximately 6 miles of I-95 in Philadelphia and another 17 miles in Delaware County

Interstate 180
• From the Market Street Bridge to the Loyalsock Creek bridge, 9.7 miles in Lycoming County

Interstate 380
• From the Monroe County line to Interstate 84, 15 miles in Lackawanna County
• From Interstate 80 to Route 940,5.1 miles in Monroe County

Interstate 376
• From the Fort Pitt Bridge to Edgewood, 14.8 miles in Allegheny County

Other state routes where repairs have been made this year:

Adams County – Routes 15, 30, 94, 97, and 394. Also, 18 secondary routes.

Allegheny County – Interstates 79 and 376, Routes 19, 22, 28, 30, 51, 60, 65, 121, 136, 400, 837, 885, and 910. Also, 59 secondary routes.

Armstrong County – Routes 28, 66, 128, 156, 210, 268, 422, and 839. Also, 57 secondary routes.

Beaver County – Interstate 376, Routes 18, 30, 51, 65, 68, 151, 168, 288, 351, 551, 588, and 989. Also, 55 secondary routes.

Bedford County – Interstate 70, Routes 26, 30, 31, 36, and 96. Also, 14 secondary routes.

Berks County – Interstates 78 and 176, Routes 12, 61, 100, 183, 222, 419, 422, 562, 625, and 662. Also, 28 secondary routes.

Blair County – Interstate 99, Routes 22, 36, 164, 764, and 866. Also, 14 secondary routes.

Bradford County – Routes 6, 14, 187, 199, 220, 367, 409, 414, 467, 514, and 706. Also, 50 secondary routes.

Bucks County – Interstate 95, Routes 1, 32, 63, 113, 132, 152, 202, 213, 232, 263, 309, 313, 332, 413, 513, 532, 563, 611, and 663. Also, 107 secondary routes.

Butler County – Interstate 79, Routes 8, 19, 38, 58, 68, 108, 173, 228, 308, 356, 422, and 528. Also, 46 secondary routes.

Cambria County – Routes 22, 53, 56, 160, 164, 219, 240, 271, 403, 756, 865, and 869. Also, 32 secondary routes.

Cameron County – Routes 46, 120, and 872. Also, 2 secondary routes.

Carbon County – Interstate 80, Routes 93, 209, 248, 309, 443, 534, 902, and 940. Also, 23 secondary routes.

Centre County – Interstates 80 and 99, Routes 26, 45, 64, 144, 192, 322, 350, 445, 504, and 550. Also, 12 secondary routes.

Chester County – Routes 1, 3, 30, 41, 52, 82, 100, 202, 272, 322, 345, 352, 372, 401, 472, 796, 841, 896, and 926. Also, 52 secondary routes.

Clarion County – Interstate 80, Routes 36, 66, 68, 208, 322, 536 and 861. Also, 9 secondary routes.

Clearfield County – Interstate 80, Routes 36, 53, 119, 153, 219, 253, 255, 322, 410, 453, 729, 865, 879, and 970. Also, 38 secondary routes.

Clinton County – Interstate 80, Routes 120, 144, and 150. Also, 3 secondary routes.

Columbia County – Interstate 80, Routes 11, 61, 118, 254, 339, and 487. Also, 26 secondary routes.

Crawford County – Interstate 79, Routes 6, 8, 18, 19, 27, 77, 98, 173, 198, 285, 322, 408, and 886. Also, 41 secondary routes.

Cumberland County – Interstates 81 and 83, Routes 11, 15, 34, 94, and 641. Also, 1 secondary route.

Dauphin County – Interstates 81, 83 and 283, Routes 22, 25, 39, 147, 209, 225, 230, 300, 325, 422, 441, and 743. Also, 25 secondary routes.

Delaware County – Interstate 95, Routes 1, 3, 13, 30, 202, 252, 291, 320, 322, and 352. Also, 39 secondary routes.

Elk County – Routes 120, 153, 219, 255, 321, 555, 948, and 949. Also, 17 secondary routes.

Erie County – Interstates 86, 79 and 90, Routes 5, 6, 8, 18, 19, 20, 77, 79, 86, 89, 90, 197, 226, 290, 426, 474, 505, 531, 699, 832, and 955. Also, 50 secondary routes.

Fayette County – Routes 40, 51, 119, 166, 201, 381, 653, and 819. Also, 16 secondary routes.

Forest County – Routes 36 and 62. Also, 2 secondary routes.

Franklin County – Routes 11, 16, 30, 75, 163, 233, 416, 433, 456, 533, 696, and 997. Also, 17 secondary routes.

Fulton County – Interstate 70, Routes 30, 522, 643, 655, and 928. Also, 6 secondary routes.

Greene County – Interstate 79, Routes 18, 19, 21, 88, 188, 218, and 221. Also, 26 secondary routes.

Huntingdon County – Routes 22, 26 35, 350, 550, and 665. Also, 6 secondary routes.

Indiana County – Routes 22, 36, 56, 85, 119, 210, 217, 286, 403, 422, 553, and 954. Also, 38 secondary routes.

Jefferson County – Interstate 80, Routes 28, 36, 119, 310, 322, 949, and 950. Also 23 secondary routes.

Juniata County – Routes 22, 75, 104, 235, 333, and 850. Also, 5 secondary routes.

Lackawanna County – Routes 6, 171, 247, 267, 307, 407, 435, 438, 590, and 632. Also, 26 secondary routes.

Lancaster County – Routes 23, 30, 72, 222, 230, 241, 272, 300, 322, 340, 372, 441, 462, 472, 501, 625, 722, 741, 743, 772, 897, and 999. Also, 38 secondary routes.

Lawrence County – Routes 18, 108, 168, 208, 224, 288, 351, 422, 551, and 956. Also, 13 secondary routes.

Lebanon County – Routes 72, 117, 322, 341, 419, 422, 501, 645, 897, and 934. Also, 26 secondary routes.

Lehigh County – Interstate 78, Routes 22, 29, 100, 145, 309, 329, 863, 873, and 987. Also, 47 secondary routes.

Lycoming County – Interstate 180, Routes 14, 15, 42, 44, 87, 118, 220, 239, 284, 287, 405, 414, 442, 654, 864, and 973. Also, 30 secondary routes.

Luzerne County – Routes 11, 29, 115, 118, 239, 307, 309, 315, 415, 437, 615, 924, and 940. Also, 77 secondary routes.

McKean County – Routes 6, 46, 59, 66, 146, 219, 246, 321, 346, 446, 646 and 770. Also, 18 secondary routes.

Mercer County – Interstates 79, 80 and 376, Routes 18, 19, 58, 62, 79, 80, 158, 173, 208, 258, 318, 358, 376, 518, 718, 846, and 965. Also, 53 secondary routes.

Mifflin County – Route 2002.

Monroe County – Interstates 80 and 380, Routes 33, 115, 191, 209, 314, 390, 402, 447, 534, 611, and 940. Also, 17 secondary routes.

Montgomery County – Interstates 76 and 476, Routes 23, 29. 30, 63, 73, 100, 113, 152, 202, 263, 309, 320, 332, 363, 422, 463, 563, 611, and 663. Also, 75 secondary routes.

Montour County – Interstate 80, and 7 secondary routes.

Northampton County – Interstate 78, Routes 22, 33, 145, 191, 248, 378, 412, 512, 611, 946, and 987. Also, 42 secondary routes.

Northumberland County – Routes 11, 44, 45, 61, 125, 147, 642, and 890. Also, 20 secondary routes.

Philadelphia – Interstates 76, 95 and 676, Routes 1, 3, 30, 73, 291, and 611. Also, 19 secondary routes.

Pike County – Routes 6, 447, 590, and 739. Also, 8 secondary routes.

Perry County – Routes 34 and 849. Also, 9 secondary routes.

Potter County – Routes 6, 44, 49, 244, 449, and 872. Also, 12 secondary routes.

Schuylkill County – Interstate 81, Routes, 25, 54, 61, 125, 183, 209, 309, 339, 443, 501, 645, 895, 901, and 924. Also, 33 secondary routes.

Snyder County – Routes 11, 15, 35, 104, 204, 235, and 522. Also, 21 secondary routes.

Somerset County – Routes 30, 31, 40, 219, 403, 523, and 669. Also, 23 secondary routes.

Sullivan County – Routes 42, 87, 154, and 220. Also, 10 secondary routes.

Susquehanna County – Routes 11, 29, 92, 106, 167, 171, 247, 267, 371, 374, 425, 492, 547, 706, 848, and 858. Also, 54 secondary routes.

Tioga County – Routes 6, 14, 15, 287, 349, 549, and 660. Also, 34 secondary routes.

Union County – Routes 15, 45, 192, and 304. Also, 13 secondary routes.

Warren County – Routes 6, 27, 62, 69, 426, and 957. Also, 22 secondary routes.

Washington County – Interstates 70 and 79, Routes 18, 19, 22, 40, 50, 88, 221, 231, 331, 481, 519, 837, 844, and 980. Also, 80 secondary routes.

Wayne County – Routes 6, 170, 191, 196, 247, 296, 370, 371, 507, and 652. Also, 43 secondary routes.

Westmoreland County – Interstate 70, Routes 22, 30, 31, 51, 56, 66, 119, 130, 136, 156, 201, 217, 259, 286, 356, 366, 381, 400, 711, 780, 819, 906, 981, 982, and 993. Also, 111 secondary routes.

Wyoming County – Routes 6, 11, 29, 87, 92, 107, 187, 292, 307, and 367. Also, 28 secondary routes.

Venango County – Interstate 80, Routes 8, 38, 62, 80, 157, 208, 227, and 322. Also, 28 secondary routes.

York County – Interstate 83, Routes 15, 24, 30, 74, 94, 116, 124, 181, 194, 214. 234, 295, 425, 462, 516, 616, and 851. Also, 58 secondary routes.

Through the end of July, PennDOT used 109,007 tons of patching material, compared to 101,326 tons during the same period in 2017. Department forces improved more than 1,800 miles of roads between January and the beginning of August, including pothole and other work. Also, the number of pothole concerns reported to PennDOT this year climbed to 15,154 through the end of July compared to 7,261 in 2017 and 4,135 in 2016. The investment in pothole repairs totaled $41 million through July and an additional $31 million in repairs is planned through October. This is in addition to the Resurface PA contracted paving.

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). In addition to the potholes addressed through continued monitoring by PennDOT crews, 96 percent of the more than 12,365 pothole concerns reported to PennDOT were addressed through May 21.

Motorists are asked to be as specific as possible when providing locations of maintenance concerns. Motorists should 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.

To learn about how potholes form and how PennDOT addresses them, view the department’s “Pothole Patrol” video on its YouTube page, www.youtube.com/pennsylvaniadot.

Join the conversation on social media with #PotholePatrol. Visit PennDOT on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot, or visit us on Twitter at @PennDOTNews

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