A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation construction engineer delivered condolences and a pep talk last week to a group of Northeast residents whose proximity to the Pennypack Circle reconstruction project has been a source of near constant headaches for months.
Red light runners are going to do Philadelphia and 36 other municipalities across Pennsylvania a public service in the coming months as their traffic fines will pay for traffic safety improvements in those localities.
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as well as the end of summer break for many Northeast Philadelphia civic associations that will resume their monthly public meetings in September. The Northeast Times will strive to report on as many of these meetings as possible. But residents are also welcome to attend these sessions to find out what’s happening in their neighborhoods.
Construction to improve Interstate 95 at the Cottman Avenue Interchange in Northeast Philadelphia will require closing the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 North for three nights this week and one night next week to allow crews to set beams for the new southbound interstate bridge over the ramp.
Traffic deaths on Pennsylvania roads reached an all-time low in 2013, according to statewide figures announced recently by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. There were 1,208 traffic deaths recorded last year, the fewest in a single year since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said in a printed statement.