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THE PARTNERSHIP TMA ROADWORK UPDATE FOR

THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18 2019

 

COMMONWEALTH RELEASES ‘LITTER STUDY’ RESULTS

The Pennsylvania Litter Research Study was conducted in 2018-2019 with funding from DEP, PennDOT, Keep America Beautiful, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.  A phone survey collected 500 residents' views on litter and littering. Field teams performed on-the-ground litter counts in 180 locations statewide, including state and local roads and urban and rural areas.

Over 96 percent of survey respondents said littering is a problem in Pennsylvania. Field results indicate an estimated 500 million pieces of litter on Pennsylvania roads. The most common items are cigarette butts and plastics, such as plastic food packaging, bottles, and bags. Motorists and pedestrians are leading litterers, followed by improperly secured truck loads.

"PennDOT spends upwards of $13.9 million yearly to pick up trash along state-owned roadways," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "This enormous amount of resources spent on clean-up means there's less funding available for improving our roads and bridges. Clean-up is not a sustainable strategy. PennDOT is proud to join forces with DEP, DCNR, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to take action to shift the focus to changing behavior to prevent littering."

Read more about the survey's findings here: https://www.penndot.gov/pages/all-news-details.aspx?newsid=676

 

 

Tips of the Week

 

 

  • Through November 22, Route 463 (Horsham Rd) in Horsham Twp will have lane closures between Davis Grove Rd and Keith Valley Rd from 9:00am – 3:00pm for gas line installation.

 

  • Through November 22, Route 309 in Hatfield Twp and Hilltown Twp will have temporary right lane closure between Unionville Pk and East Reliance Rd from 9:00am – 3:00pm for shoulder repairs.

 

 

  • Through November 23, Gravel Pike (PA 29) in Red Hill, Green Lane, and Marlborough Twp will have single lane restrictions between Skippack Pk and Second St from 9:00am – 3:00pm and overnights from 7:00pm – 5:00am for road paving.

 

 

  • Through December 6, there will be lane closures on Virginia Dr in Upper Dublin Twp between Susquehanna Rd and Office Center Dr from 9:00am – 3:30pm for excavation work.

 

 

  • Through December 23, Route 309 (Sellersville Bypass) in Hatfield Twp and West Rockhill Twp will have lane closures between Bergey Rd and the Route 152 (State Rd) exit from 9:00am – 3:00pm and possible overnights from 7:00pm – 6:00am for road rehabilitation.

 

 

  • Through December 31, Sumneytown Pike in Upper Salford Twp will be CLOSED & DETOURED at the following intersections for bridge replacement:

 

--between Thompson Rd and Geryville Pk.  Detour:  Old Sumneytown Pike, Perkiomenville Road, Crusher Road and Route 29 (Gravel Pike)

 

--between Moyer Rd and Bergey Rd.  Detour: Morwood Road, Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) and Old Sumneytown Pike

 

 

  • Through early 2020, Sumneytown Pike in Upper Salford Twp will be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic signal between Long Mill Rd and Shady Ln for bridge replacement.

 

 

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF PDOT ROADWORK PROJECTS IN THE FIVE-COUNTY REGION:

 

http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Districts/district6/Philadelphia%20Region%20Traffic%20Bulletin.pdf.

 

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