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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2076 on: February 27, 2022, 11:58:13 PM »

I drove on the Schuylkill for the first time since they activated the VSLS system today (out in the Conshohocken and KOP area but thankfully I avoided the curve). Has there been any research on if the variable speed limits have helped reduce crashes in the area? I did get to see the limits change on a couple of them as we were in some stop and go heading for the blue route exit.
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« Reply #2077 on: February 28, 2022, 12:04:45 AM »

Not 100% sure, but I recall driving it back in June last year, the speed limit was set down to 35 mph though traffic was moving 55-60+ mph. Not sure how that’s “helping” things, if someone is going 35 mph in that flow, you are far more a hazard.
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2078 on: February 28, 2022, 01:01:25 AM »

Not 100% sure, but I recall driving it back in June last year, the speed limit was set down to 35 mph though traffic was moving 55-60+ mph. Not sure how that’s “helping” things, if someone is going 35 mph in that flow, you are far more a hazard.

Honestly not entirely sure what the use of it is if that's the case... in Philly, speed limits seem to be routinely blown past by 15-20 mph (especially on I-95). If they are not going to keep up with hazards, is it just a cash-grab? Is it being enforced?
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2082 on: March 04, 2022, 01:53:24 PM »

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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2083 on: March 04, 2022, 03:18:39 PM »

Linked is the latest information I can find on the PA 320 (extended to Spring 2022) and PA 611 (indefinite due to sinkhole caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida) closures.

PennDOT - District 5 News: Northampton County: PA 611 in Williams Township is Now Open
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2084 on: March 07, 2022, 03:36:50 PM »

(For US 522)  PennDOT - District 9 News: Project to Realign Route 522 (Great Cove Road) and Rehabilitate Cove Run Bridge to Begin in Fulton County

EDIT:  I am unsure what is actually going on here.  Maybe something at or near the US 522/PA 16 intersection, but I was unable to tell.
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2086 on: March 09, 2022, 07:42:46 AM »

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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2087 on: March 09, 2022, 07:58:27 AM »

(For PA 147)  PennDOT - District 3 News: Route 147 Closed in Northumberland County

I can see the rush hour backup on PA 890 getting up to 61.  Almost a mile long red line per Google Maps.  Backed up in all directions at the PA 890/Brush Valley Rd./7 Points Rd. intersection too.
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2088 on: March 09, 2022, 09:42:31 AM »

(For US 522)  PennDOT - District 9 News: Project to Realign Route 522 (Great Cove Road) and Rehabilitate Cove Run Bridge to Begin in Fulton County

EDIT:  I am unsure what is actually going on here.  Maybe something at or near the US 522/PA 16 intersection, but I was unable to tell.

I had the same confusion...especially since "the realignment and paving of Route 522 (Great Cove Road) from Route 1004 (Lincoln Way West) to Route 16 at the Franklin County line" doesn't make sense. 
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2089 on: March 09, 2022, 10:20:17 AM »

(For US 522)  PennDOT - District 9 News: Project to Realign Route 522 (Great Cove Road) and Rehabilitate Cove Run Bridge to Begin in Fulton County

EDIT:  I am unsure what is actually going on here.  Maybe something at or near the US 522/PA 16 intersection, but I was unable to tell.

I had the same confusion...especially since "the realignment and paving of Route 522 (Great Cove Road) from Route 1004 (Lincoln Way West) to Route 16 at the Franklin County line" doesn't make sense. 

Looking at ECMS, I was unable to find much in the way of a realignment for PA 16 either.
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2090 on: March 09, 2022, 10:35:52 AM »

(For US 522)  PennDOT - District 9 News: Project to Realign Route 522 (Great Cove Road) and Rehabilitate Cove Run Bridge to Begin in Fulton County

EDIT:  I am unsure what is actually going on here.  Maybe something at or near the US 522/PA 16 intersection, but I was unable to tell.

I had the same confusion...especially since "the realignment and paving of Route 522 (Great Cove Road) from Route 1004 (Lincoln Way West) to Route 16 at the Franklin County line" doesn't make sense. 

Looking at ECMS, I was unable to find much in the way of a realignment for PA 16 either.

Wonder if they got 522 and 16 mixed up, and they are actually doing the work on 16.
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2091 on: March 09, 2022, 11:51:05 AM »

(For PA 756)  PennDOT - District 9 News: Work Restarts on Geistown Corridor Improvement Project in Cambria County

(For PA 208) PennDOT - District 1 News: Restrictions Posted on Route 208 in Mercer County 

(Side Note:  If anyone notices that there is a truck route related to one of these in District 1, please let me know here or in the Travel Mapping forum.)
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2094 on: March 11, 2022, 02:45:23 PM »

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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2095 on: March 12, 2022, 05:38:49 PM »

Got ahold of a York County history by the York Daily Record.  This would be PA 177 (or its predecessor) between PA 74 and PA 382.

I don’t feel like I’ve ever seen much about “Pinchot Roads” but I’m really curious the history of other roads formed under this program.

Interestingly enough in 1958, Gifford Pinchot State Park was created, between Lewisberry and Rossville, and the one entrance is right off PA 177.


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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #2099 on: March 20, 2022, 01:12:45 PM »

Got ahold of a York County history by the York Daily Record.  This would be PA 177 (or its predecessor) between PA 74 and PA 382.

I don’t feel like I’ve ever seen much about “Pinchot Roads” but I’m really curious the history of other roads formed under this program.

Interestingly enough in 1958, Gifford Pinchot State Park was created, between Lewisberry and Rossville, and the one entrance is right off PA 177.




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