Friday, April 26, 2013
Crews will be removing the remnants of the Valley Hill Road bridge in Charlestown Township from midnight to 6 a.m.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike will close between the Downingtown (Exit 312) and Valley Forge (Exit 326) interchanges Sunday morning from midnight to 6 a.m. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in March began work to remove a bridge in Charlestown Township that will be replaced by a new bridge after the turnpike is widened. The turnpike is being closed for safety reasons as steel girders are removed Sunday. Below is the full release with suggested detour routes from the PA Turnpike Commission: PA Turnpike to close for Six Hours Early Sunday for Bridge Work I-76 will shut down from midnight to 6 a.m. between Valley Forge and Downingtown. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission cautions motorists that a 14-mile stretch of the toll road will be …
Monday, March 25, 2013
It's making sure street signs have correct spelling, among other tasks.
Don't let the name fool you. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Pavement Survey van isn't just looking at pavement. You might have seen the vehicle on local state roads recently, as on Route 252 in Tredyffrin Township in the attached photo. According to PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum, it's a Location Referencing System van, and it's driving around making sure that the information in PennDOT's computer system matches reality. Blaum explained via email that the van verifies the locations of features like signs and bridges throughout the state. It even does spell-check: There are no cameras on the van. The small, square box on the bumper is an infrared target sensor used to calibrate a distance-measuring instrument. A GPS receiver …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Khalif Abdullah Ali was found guilty of multiple felonies after he helped fugitives obtain drivers' licenses bearing the identities of innocent people.
A Philadelphia man who worked as a supervisor at the PennDOT Driver License Center in Frazer was convicted Wednesday of multiple felonies, including identity theft, tampering with public records, computer trespass and related offenses. Khalif Abdullah Ali, 44, manipulated the PennDOT computer system to supply wanted criminals with authentic drivers' licenses bearing the identities of innocent citizens. Keep up on breaking news by liking Malvern Patch on Facebook. He created the new licenses by processing them as name changes, but the only change in each case was the removal of a comma meant to separate the first name and middle initial in the backend of the system. The change allowed Ali to print a new driver's license with a new …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The closures will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you’re trying to get a new license, don’t plan on doing it on the holidays.
All driver license and photo centers will be closed Tuesday, December 25, for Christmas and Tuesday, January 1, for the New Year’s holiday. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us. Local Drivers License Centers:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Police and PennDOT are joining forces to keep the roads safe this holiday season.
Information provided by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Harrisburg – PennDOT and police statewide are joining forces for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an initiative including seat-belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. The operation is under way, beginning with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement. Through the New Year, police will also use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving aggressively or driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. “Every year we see an increase in travel during the holiday season, and unfortunately we also see more crashes,” PennDOT …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Ten state roads are closed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has caused even major roadways to close or post detours due to fallen trees or wires. The following list of Chester County road closures is a list of state roads that have been posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Editor's note: The following information comes from PennDOT. For Delaware County closures, click here. For full Greater Philadelphia list, visit the PennDOT site. CHESTER Total Closures 10 Route 0082 (CREEK RD) between Intersection of MARSHALL BRIDGE RD in KENNETT TOWNSHIP and Intersection of OLD KENNETT RD in KENNETT TOWNSHIP Route 0926 (STREET RD) between Intersection of CARRIE LN in WESTTOWN TOWNSHIP and Intersection of S CHESTER RD in WESTTOWN TOWNSHIP Route 0926…
Monday, October 29, 2012
I-76 and I-476 are among the closed state roads Monday night.
PennDOT announced Monday that several state highways, including I-95, I-476 and I-76, would be closed to all non-emergency vehicles until 2 a.m. Tuesday morning in response to Hurricane Sandy. According to a release, the transpiration department is closing "the full length of Interstates 95 and 676; I-476 (non-toll portion); I-76 from the Pa. Turnpike to Passyunk Avenue and the U.S. Route 1 Extension in Philadelphia to all traffic except emergency vehicles" The PA turnpike remains open. Before the closing, all area highways were placed under a 45 mph speed restriction. Additionally, NBC 10 is reporting that all Delaware River Port Authority bridges, the Ben Franklin, the Betsy Ross, the Commodore Barry and the Walt Whitman, are closed …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A look at the injunction against the Voter ID Law.
Judge Robert Simpson issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday morning, halting certain aspects of the Voter ID Law from impacting the November presidential election. While the decision does not repeal the law that requires citizens to show photo identification to vote, if upheld, the ruling allows registered voters to cast ballots without an ID. To issue an injunction on the law, Simpson was tasked to consider two questions—does the issuance of IDs "comport with liberal access" that the General Assembly required, and will no voter disenfranchisement exist if the law is implemented this fall? Liberal Access? In returning the case to Simpson, the commonwealth's Supreme Court said then-current procedures were "contrary" to liberal access—a …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Yellow Springs Road bridge will be closed from August 20 to August 31.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The following was provided by PennDOT An operation to restore and enhance the historic Knox Covered Bridge on Yellow Springs Road in Valley Forge National Historical Park and Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, will close the bridge for two weeks starting, Monday, Aug. 20, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today. Crews will refurbish the covered bridge by removing deteriorated wooden panels and replacing them with freshly painted wood. The bridge is expected to reopen by Aug. 31. The restoration project is a partnership effort between PennDOT, The Friends of Valley Forge Park and the Valley Forge National Historical Park. During the bridge closure, posted detour signs will direct motorists over Route 252 (Valley Forge …