HARRISBURG — An attack on the potholes that plague Pennsylvania motorists was announced yesterday by Governor Tom Wolf and Leslie Richards, the state Department of Transportation secretary.
“Resurface PA” is a new statewide initiative to accelerate repaving work on interstates and state roads.
The Governor directed PennDOT to dedicate as many resources as possible to pothole and pavement repairs, a news release from Wolf's office said.
PennDOT has prioritized $22.3 million for immediate pothole repair statewide, which translates to almost 30,000 tons of patching material, the release said.
Erin Waters-Trasatt, PennDOT press secretary, said in District 10, which includes Butler, Armstrong, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties, $1 million has been earmarked for pothole repairs in the Resurface PA project.
The ongoing work will be done as weather permits, and is expected to be complete by June 30, Waters-Trasatt said.
Residents can report potholes and other highway maintenance concerns on state routes at www.customercare.penndot.gov or by calling PennDOT's toll-free hot line at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623).
Read more about other PennDOT projects in the Butler Eagle.