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Have you ever hit a pothole so hard that it throws off your car’s alignment? It’s not pleasant. Neither is driving under a bridge that’s falling apart—literally. Pieces of debris fall from the bridge so often that nets don’t catch everything. The city builds a second bridge under the old bridge to…
October 05, 2021
Speed Limits are easily reduced during construction activities and motorists are informed of their actual speed with Ver-Mac Speed Wizards from Street Smart.
Speed Limits are easily reduced during construction activities and motorists are informed of their actual speed with Ver-Mac Speed Wizards from Street Smart.
Today more than ever, we have all grown accustomed to getting whatever we want, quickly.  Just last weekend, for example, in between games at my son's baseball tournament, within 26 minutes from start to finish, I ordered, received, and demolished a Jimmy John’s sandwich (with Kick’n ranch sauce,…
August 18, 2021
Reconstruction of river bridge built in the mid-1960s will help sustain the remarkable growth of the Philadelphia suburbs
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Growth has transformed King of Prussia and Pottstown—two Philadelphia suburbs—into two of the largest economic centers in Pennsylvania and the greater Mid-Atlantic region. U.S. Route 422 and the bridge at Valley Forge over the Schuylkill River carries 113,000 vehicles per day and links these…
May 05, 2021
Motorists traversing Route 90 in New Jersey on their way to Pennsylvania over the Delaware River would cross the nearly 45-year-old Betsy Ross Bridge to make the journey. The continuous steel truss bridge connects Pennsauken, New Jersey to Philadelphia on the other side of the river. According to…
February 03, 2021
The Need for Better Traffic Management During Turbulent Times
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Simon Topp There’s no question: road agencies are operating in turbulent times. From the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 presidential election to ongoing civil unrest, there have been unprecedented interruptions to the national road network. The adoption of practical, effective traffic management…
December 09, 2020
For this project, legislation mandated the rerouting of I-95 along the PA and NJ Turnpikes, which also necessitated the redesignation of 20 miles of what was originally I-95. The original segment to be redesignated was not a strict north/south or east/west configuration, but was circuitous in nature.
For this project, legislation mandated the rerouting of I-95 along the PA and NJ Turnpikes, which also necessitated the redesignation of 20 miles of what was originally I-95. The original segment to be redesignated was not a strict north/south or east/west configuration, but was circuitous in nature.
Construction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) was completed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in 1956, while I-95 was constructed in 1969 without a direct connection to the Turnpike. This created confusion for regional travelers and resulted in increased congestion on arterials used to make…
November 11, 2020
Constructed in 1913, the 14-span historic Penn Street Bridge is a vital link between S.R. 422 and downtown Reading in Berks County for 22,000 daily commuters. This “Gateway to Reading” serves as a key connection between the Reading and West Reading communities, making the bridge crucial to the…
November 11, 2020
Sinkholes have plagued Lebanon County, Pennsylvania for decades due to the region’s underlying Karst limestone formations. The unpredictability of limestone depths and presence of voids make foundation work in limestone extremely challenging. For the past 50 years, ongoing sinkholes in the Palmyra…
November 11, 2020
Government agencies often focus too much on procedure and not enough on merit. as such, they benefit from the clarity of hindsight contractors may not enjoy until after suffering irreparable damage. Under a contract with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), a contractor agreed to construct a…
September 03, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic may have brought the world to a standstill, but there are a few bright spots. With so many cars off the roads, global daily carbon dioxide emissions are down 17%.  Business meetings have turned into video calls that are entirely pants-optional. And teens in Georgia and…
July 15, 2020
The city of Reading, Pennsylvania, founded in 1748, is located on the east shore of the Schuylkill River. As the county seat and largest city in Berks County, Reading has a population of more than 88,000, and is bustling with industry, art, and culture. The city’s residents are very proud of its…
May 13, 2020
Toll bridges often serve as the economic engine for an entire community’s transportation system. Work on these bridges that interrupts traffic flow inevitably affects toll revenue, which can have long-lasting ripple effects on the delicate transportation ecosystem. That’s why it’s so important to…
May 01, 2020
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