Governor Wolf Continues Rollout of Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ Initiative to Attack Potholes

first_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11 Executive Cheryl Moon-Sirianni to discuss the details of Resurface PA, the administration’s new statewide initiative to accelerate repaving work on interstates and attack potholes across Pennsylvania.“This is a problem that plagues Pennsylvanians every year, but after this winter season we are accelerating repairs and much-needed projects to improve travel in the short-term and in the future,” said Governor Wolf. “Resurface PA is a new program that my administration created to speed up the process of road repairs, while also extending our reach to roads and highways through the state that we would not have been able to reach in a regular maintenance year.”Following a long winter season with dramatic temperature swings, last week the governor announced that PennDOT is mounting an aggressive campaign to accelerate repaving work on interstates and attack potholes. A significant part of the work will be financed using savings from other projects since the governor took office.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 statewide 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.Other new investments to help address the effects of this year’s particularly long and difficult winter include:$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.“Our team members are working aggressively to combat potholes to ensure our roadways are safe for motorists traveling throughout the region,” said Moon-Sirianni, who oversees PennDOT operations in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties. “Resurface PA will allow us to start paving the Parkway East from the Fort Pitt Bridge to Edgewood faster than we originally planned.”Through the end of April, PennDOT crews had used nearly 23,000 tons of asphalt repairing potholes statewide, equal to the weight of roughly 1,500 PennDOT dump trucks. In comparison, by the same time in 2017, PennDOT had used 15,418 tons of asphalt and 14,673 tons in 2016. PennDOT has spent more than $17 million on pothole repairs statewide through the end of April this year.With Pennsylvania’s aggressive freeze-thaw cycle, roadways will always experience potholes. PennDOT crews are working vigorously to repair pothole damage on nearly 40,000 miles of state-owned roadway, addressing higher traffic roadways first and working on others as soon as possible. Earlier repairs were temporary because long-lasting asphalt is not available until the weather warms and asphalt plants open operations.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).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. June 08, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Continues Rollout of Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ Initiative to Attack Potholeslast_img read more

Man Utd stars’ Pogba, Martial, Ighalo, others dominate Young Sport Rich List

first_img Loading… Incredibly, five of the wealthiest sports stars aged 30 or under on the planet all play football at Old Trafford. According to the Times, Pogba is worth a staggering £50million thanks to his £290,000 per week pay-packet at United. That’s good for third, behind boxer Anthony Joshua (£107m), the only non-footballer on the list, in second. AJ’s wealth shot up in the past 12 months, leaping by £58m, as he pocketed an estimated £60m for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia in December. But Pogba doesn’t even come close to the most-wealthy young sports star and top footballer – Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, worth an incredible £114m.sThe Welsh star pockets a staggering £350,000 a week AFTER tax at the Bernabeu.Advertisement Manchester United stars dominated the Sunday Times Young Sport Rich List, with Paul Pogba, David De Gea, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Odion Ighalo all featuring. Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World De Gea sits level fourth alongside Manchester rival Kevin De Bruyne on £34m. United forward Martial comes in 11th on £20m, while Shaw (£19m) and Ighalo (£18m) come in at 14th and 15th respectively. Some surprising names make the list too, with Daniel Sturridge – currently without a club – in ninth, worth £22m. Forever-injured duo Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere also crack the top 20, sitting joint-15th on £18m. Just one Chelsea star makes the list, N’Golo Kante ranking seventh, worst £25m – £1m ahead of Tottenham striker Harry Kane. England winger Raheem Sterling sits sixth, worth £28m, while Liverpool stars Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah all crack the top 20. Meanwhile, former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey, now at Juventus, also make the list – level with former team-mate Wilshere on £18m. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more