Tonight’s Meeting With PennDOT and Alan A Myers at Gap Fire Company

On the evening of 02/26/2015 officials from Penn DOT along with representatives from Allan A. Myers/ American Infrastructure met with the community at the Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Avenue in Gap to outline the time table and impact of the Lincoln Highway Corridor Project at Route 30 and Route 41 in Gap.

Audio from the meeting will be available on this page.  Please check back soon.

 

A report of the events that took place is currently being prepared for you by WLRI. Please check back for the report.

 

Editor’s Note: WLRI is working with the contractor, project supervisory entity and Penn DOT to obtain original or copies of the original documents, surveys and studies. As soon as the aforementioned information is submitted to us we will post all materials for your review here on this page.

 

This page will be updated perpetually as this project continues. Old, erroneous or no longer valid data may be removed and replaced with correct information, pending such need.

 

 

What’s Going On With 41 & 30? What you should know before the meeting tonight

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This evening PennDOT will hold a public meeting at the Gap Fire Company as an introduction to the contractor who will be working on the 2 year project which should relieve the bottlenecking along Lincoln Highway and Gap-Newport Pike.

Greg Penny, spokesman for PennDOT informed WLRI Newswatch93 that the core purpose of this project is to give the community impacted by this project a chance to meet the contractor before they start.  Penny stated that studies have been underway since 2008 to assist with outlining ways  better alleviate traffic in the heart of Gap’s busy commercial and industrial zones.

During the meeting, officials will review the various stages of the project and their impact on commuters travel plans.  According to PennDOT, following the initial study preformed in 2008, additional studies were conducted through 2012. Plans were made public in March 2012, a public meeting was held in April 2012 and the final report was conducted in the winter of 2012. Following Federal and State approvals (and any county/ township authorization needed) PennDOT moved forward and acquired properties in the right of way in 2014, including Pizza Box, the former Citgo and Texaco gas stations.

Editor’s Note: To be clear, this is not a meeting to discuss “if” the project will happen. It has been approved and decided.  Tonight’s meeting is designed to give you an opportunity to make contact with the contractor and PennDOT, in person.  The meeting will be held at the Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Avenue, Gap, PA 17527.

Google map link to the firehouse: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gap+Fire+Co/@39.989743,-76.0222,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x87718dc389aef27a?sa=X&ei=XSbvVLWiCJPfgwS6hoSgAg&ved=0CGwQ_BIwCw

 

Contributed by: Christian McLaughlin with information from PennDOT Press Releases and telephone conversation with Greg Penney of PennDOT- Harrisburg

 

 

PA41/ US30 Project Meeting Tonight @ Gap Fire Co.

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Public Meeting Scheduled for Route 30/Route 41 Construction Project
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation encourages people interested in the upcoming construction project to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion at the Route 30 intersection with Route 41 in Gap, Lancaster County, to attend a public meeting on Thursday evening, February 26. The meeting, which is intended to provide an overview of the construction work, is scheduled to start at 6 PM at the Gap Fire Station at 802 Pequea Avenue in Gap.“This meeting is a good opportunity for residents and business owners and others interested in the project to receive an overview briefing of the construction work that will be underway this year and next year,” said Mike Keiser, PennDOT district executive for south central Pennsylvania. “It is also a good opportunity to meet the key individuals with the contractor and PennDOT responsible for the construction work and to ask questions and obtain contact information.”

The intersection improvement between Route 30 and Route 41 involves the construction of a new, two-lane roadway parallel and located to the north of existing Route 30, between Route 41 and Route 772. The result will put westbound Route 30 traffic on the new roadway and existing Route 30 will carry eastbound Route 30 traffic.

Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Pennsylvania, has been contracted by PennDOT to conduct the highway improvement at a cost of $9,990,000. Construction work is scheduled to get underway the first week of March and wrap up the following year by the end of October 2016.

Lancaster County Transportation Study MPO

Transportation Program- First Four Years (2013-2016)To maintain and improve the existing transportation system in the Lancaster MPO, several key transportation projects are included in first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program.  Some of these key projects include:

· Centerville Road Bridge on SR 4057 (Centerville Road T-408) over US 30 involves widening the bridge to 5 lanes

· Bainbridge Road #2 Bridge Replacement on PA 241 over Conoy Creek in West Donegal Twp.

· PA 23 Traffic System Management Improvements on PA 23

· PA 23 Resurfacing

· Marietta Ave. Bridge Preservation

· Gap Corridor Improvements at US-30 from PA 41 to PA 772 in Salisbury Twp.

· US 30 Roadway Preservation

· Pleasant Valley Road Bridge

· South Reading Road Bridge

· N. Reading Road Bridge

· PA 272 Intersection Improvement

· PA 283 Roadway Preservation

· Fishing Creek Road Bridge Replacement on SR 3004 (Fishing Creek Road) over Fishing Creek in Drumore Township

· Hershey Road Bridge Replacement on PA 743 over Conewago Creek in Mount Joy Township

· Christiana Pike Bridges

· Columbia Ave. and Rohrerstown Rd.  PA 462/PA 741 Intersection Improvements in East Hempfield Twp.

· State Road Interchange Improvements including replacing bridge over PA 283 and bridge over Amtrak.

· PA 741 Improvements including resurfacing and four bridge rehabilitations

· PA 772 Lititz Run Bridge Replacement on SR 772 (Rothsville Road) over Lititz Run in Warwick Twp.

· S. Ronks Road Bridge Replacement over Pequea Creek in East Lampeter Township

· Pequea Valley over Pequea Creek Bridge Replacement

 

Transportation Program- Second Four Years (2017-2020)Due to the cost and timing of projects in the first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program, several projects will overlap and continue in the second four years of the Program.  Some of these key projects include:

· Centerville Road Bridge on SR 4057 (Centerville Road T-408) over US 30 involves widening the bridge to 5 lanes

· Bainbridge Road #2 Bridge Replacement on PA 241 over Conoy Creek in West Donegal Twp.

· Columbia Ave. and Rohrerstown Rd.  PA 462/PA 741 Intersection Improvements in East Hempfield Twp.

· State Road Interchange Improvements including replacing bridge over PA 283 and bridge over Amtrak.

· Hershey Road Bridge Replacement on PA 743 over Conewago Creek in Mount Joy Township

· Fishing Creek Road Bridge Replacement on SR 3004 (Fishing Creek Road) over Fishing Creek in Drumore Township

· S. Ronks Road Bridge Replacement over Pequea Creek in East Lampeter Township

 

Source: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/TYP/Index_files/Lancaster.htm

Amber Alert

  • Issued for: Delaware
  • AMBER Alert : 11729

Elinor Trotta

No photo available

Vehicle Information

    • Make:
    • Mazda
    • Model:
    • 626
    • Year:
    • 1989
    • Color:
    • Gray
    • Description:
    • License plate:
    • 247457
    • License state:
    • DE

The Delaware State Police has activated an AMBER Alert at the request of New Castle County Police for the child, Elinor Trotta. The alert was issued after the suspect, Michael Trotta, came into the child’s residence, assaulted the child’s mother and took the child. The suspect fled the scene in the listed vehicle and may have headed to New Jersey. He is possibly on his way to New York City. Police believe the child is in imminent danger. If you have any information on their whereabouts, please contact the New Castle County Police Department at 302-573-2800 or 911.

associated adults

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  • ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT
  • 1-800-843-5678
  • New Castle County Police Department 302-573-2800

PennDOT Encourages Motorists to Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD to Report Potholes

Wide Fluctuations in Temperatures is Generating Potholes
PennDOT encourages motorists to report potholes and other roadway maintenance concerns on state roads by calling PennDOT’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-FIX-ROAD.

The wide fluctuations in temperatures above and below the freezing point recently, along with water from the melting snow, have created prime conditions for the development of potholes on south central Pennsylvania roadways.

Potholes develop when water that seeps into and below the road through small cracks in the pavement freezes and expands. As the water repeatedly freezes and thaws, a cavity below the road is formed and larger cracks develop, which destroy the strength of the pavement. When vehicles travel over these areas, the pavement surface breaks and a pothole is formed.

Callers to the 1-800-Fix-Road hotline are asked to be as specific as possible when providing pothole locations or other maintenance concerns. Helpful information includes the state route and segment number (found on small white signs along the road), the municipality, and county. Callers should also provide a description of any familiar landmarks that will help PennDOT locate the problem area.

In addition to potholes, callers can also use the hotline number to report other state roadway maintenance concern such as roadway washouts, missing highway signs, high shoulder drop-offs, and drainage issues.

Once notified, PennDOT will work to address the pothole and roadway concerns as quickly as possible as weather and conditions permit. During this time of the year, however — when the hot asphalt plants are closed — pothole repairs are temporary in nature since only “cold patch” material is available to fill the potholes. In the spring, when the asphalt production plants are back in operation, more permanent repairs can be made with hot asphalt.

Speed Limits Restored on Major Roads in Lancaster County

 
PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restrictions, as of 10 AM, that were in place on major roads in Lancaster County – Route 30, Route 283 and Route 222 between Route 30 and the Berks County line.

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, speed limits were reduced at around 11:30 AM yesterday, February 21, to 45 mph on interstate highways and major expressways in south central Pennsylvania . Speed limits were restored to their usual posted limits at 6 AM, with the exception of the major roads in Lancaster County (Routes 30, 283 and 222). The speed limits in Lancaster County have now been restored.

PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the area and will continue until roads are clear.

New Adaptive Traffic Signals on Lititz Pike Start Operating on Tuesday

New Adaptive Traffic Signals on Lititz Pike Start Operating on Tuesday
 
 
Lancaster
 
The newly installed “adaptive traffic signal system” along about six miles of the Route 501 Lititz Pike corridor, between Keller Avenue in Manheim Township and Owl Hill Road in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, is scheduled to be activated and go into operation on Tuesday, February 24. This is the first traffic corridor in Lancaster County to have this traffic signal system installed. With this new traffic control system, PennDOT’s goal is to reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic flow along this portion of the Lititz Pike corridor.

While conventional traffic signal systems are pre-programmed, using daily signal-timing schedules that may become outdated when traffic patterns change, Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) uses computers to adjust the timing of the green phases of traffic signals to accommodate changing traffic volumes and patterns throughout the corridor to ease traffic congestion. The main benefits of the adaptive traffic signal control system over conventional systems is that it can continuously distribute “green light time” equitably for all traffic movements, improve the reliability of travel time by progressively moving vehicles through green lights, and reduce congestion by creating smoother flow.

This priority in the adaptive traffic signal system is to move mainline traffic. Consequently, if traffic is heavy on the mainline, motorists entering from the side roads may have to wait a little longer to get a green light to enter the intersection. This may not be a noticeable delay, but it is possible that motorists could experience a longer wait time from the side roads during times of heavy traffic on the Route 501 Lititz Pike. Traffic flow on the Lititz Pike should improve.

In addition, the normal traffic signal sequence will change with this system. In other words, drivers may not be able to anticipate the green light as they may have before because the new system will detect a need to clear a different leg of the intersection due to the number of vehicles in the traffic queue.

The new adaptive traffic signal system has been installed by Telco, Inc. at a cost of $780,543 in federal funds through the Intersection Safety Improvement Program (ISIP). Telco will now monitor the new system and make adjustments as needed to address any potential problems that are encountered.

Public Meeting Scheduled for Route 30/Route 41 Construction Project

Public Meeting Scheduled for Route 30/Route 41 Construction Project
 
 
Lancaster
 
Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation encourages people interested in the upcoming construction project to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion at the Route 30 intersection with Route 41 in Gap, Lancaster County, to attend a public meeting on Thursday evening, February 26. The meeting, which is intended to provide an overview of the construction work, is scheduled to start at 6 PM at the Gap Fire Station at 802 Pequea Avenue in Gap.

“This meeting is a good opportunity for residents and business owners and others interested in the project to receive an overview briefing of the construction work that will be underway this year and next year,” said Mike Keiser, PennDOT district executive for south central Pennsylvania. “It is also a good opportunity to meet the key individuals with the contractor and PennDOT responsible for the construction work and to ask questions and obtain contact information.”

The intersection improvement between Route 30 and Route 41 involves the construction of a new, two-lane roadway parallel and located to the north of existing Route 30, between Route 41 and Route 772. The result will put westbound Route 30 traffic on the new roadway and existing Route 30 will carry eastbound Route 30 traffic.

Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Pennsylvania, has been contracted by PennDOT to conduct the highway improvement at a cost of $9,990,000. Construction work is scheduled to get underway the first week of March and wrap up the following year by the end of October 2016.

PennDOT Seeks Public Input on Route 41 Intersections for Transportation Improvement Study

PennDOT Seeks Public Input on Route 41 Intersections for Transportation Improvement Study
 
Citizens can Access Route 41 Intersection Surveys at www.pa41.com
 
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is encouraging the public to take a survey at www.PA41.com to provide input about intersections on Route 41 in southern Chester County.The survey is part of the department’s efforts to improve travel and safety where the highway intersects Route 926 in Londonderry Township and Route 841 in London Grove Township.

“We ask citizens to complete these brief surveys to provide us with insights on how they travel along Route 41 and use the intersections at Route 926 and Route 841,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said. “This information will be of tremendous value as we work to identify the transportation needs at these two crossings.”

In addition, the website also contains surveys for Route 41’s crossings at White Horse Road and Route 796 in Londonderry Township due their proximity to the Route 926 intersection.

The intersection surveys will be available for completion at www.pa41.com through Feb. 28. PennDOT also delivered hard copies of the surveys to Londonderry Township and London Grove Township, so citizens can also obtain them from both municipalities.

This transportation improvement study on Route 41 is expected to be completed this summer. PennDOT then plans to start preliminary engineering on the project to improve Route 41 at its crossings with Route 926 and Route 841.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 5-1-1 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.

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