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Pennsylvania Puts Aside $180M for Pothole Fixes, Winter Road Repairs

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says $180M will fill potholes, fix other winter effects



    Pennsylvania Spending Millions to Fill Potholes

    Pennsylvania lawmakers approved $180 million to go toward repairing roads that were ravaged by the tough winter weather, including fixing potholes.

    (Published Thursday, May 24, 2018)

    Pennsylvania drivers will be getting some relief from pockmarked roadways in the form of $180 million to fill in potholes and perform other work after the ravages of a tough winter.

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf was announcing Thursday $22 million for pothole and pavement repairs, enough to buy nearly 30,000 tons of paving material.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation burned through nearly 23,000 tons of asphalt to repair potholes through the end of April. It used about 15,000 tons over the same period last year and in 2016.

    The state also plans to spend $7 million on interstate maintenance work, $30 million for interstate upgrades, $60 million for resurfacing and $62 million in interstate preservation.

    PennDOT says people can report potholes and other maintenance problems online or by calling 1-800-FIXROAD.