Wednesday, November 21, 2012
But long-term restrictions will resume there in the spring.
Good news for folks in Pittsburgh's South Hills area, as the detours and restrictions that have been in place since March at the Broughton Road-Baptist Road intersection in Bethel Park are scheduled to be removed by Nov. 30, weather permitting. Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 are completing temporary traffic signal work needed to reopen that intersection. And in fact, some movements through the intersection may be possible ahead of the full late November reopening. But the project will not be completely finished until late in 2013, according to a PennDOT news release. Some utility work may continue through this winter with short-term restrictions at that time, followed by additional long-term, single-…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
PennDOT work is scheduled for a 1.21-mile stretch.
Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions on Connor Road from Mondays to Fridays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 9, due to pothole patching. (UPDATE: This project has been extended for Nov. 13 to Nov. 16.) The work will occur in various locations across all of Connor—specifically, from its Route 88 intersection in Castle Shannon Borough to its Route 19 intersection in Mt. Lebanon. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Motorists should expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area.
Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions on Mt. Lebanon Boulevard from Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 13-16, due to crack sealing. The work will occur in various locations across all of Mt. Lebanon Boulevard—specifically, from its Route 19 intersection in Mt. Lebanon to its Castle Shannon Boulevard intersection on the Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Borough border. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Plates also available by service affiliation, military campaigns.
Members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces decorated for valor or meritorious service during a time of armed conflict can now proudly display their medal through a new series of military license plates offered by PennDOT. “Members of our armed forces who have received these medals have proven their commitment to their fellow service men and women and to protecting our freedom under the worst of circumstances,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “PennDOT is proud to recognize them once more and give them an opportunity to publicly display their distinguished honors.” PennDOT’s new series of plates offers a design exhibiting one of the following military decorations: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Navy Cross…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The measure comes in response to Hurricane Sandy.
With Halloween and Hurricane Sandy both happening this week, it's been hectic. Fortunately, PennDOT is giving you one less thing to worry about. Because of the damaging effects of Hurricane Sandy across the state, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch has authorized an extension of the expiration dates for Pennsylvania driver's licenses, identification cards and vehicle inspections/registrations. Oct. 31 expiration dates for vehicle registrations and safety and emissions inspections have been extended until Nov. 15, as have expiration dates between Oct. 26 and Nov. 15 for driver's licenses and identification cards. These extensions apply for customers statewide. PennDOT drivers license centers near Dormont and…
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Driver Licensing Centers in Bridgeville and the City of Washington are among them.
Forty-eight state Department of Transportation Driver Licensing Centers, normally closed on Mondays, will be open on Monday, Nov. 5—the day before Election Day—to better serve customers with last-minute voter ID needs. The Driver Licensing Centers in Bridgeville and the City of Washington are among those that will be open. In recent months, PennDOT has worked closely with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union representing its Driver Licensing Center employees, to reach this agreement. “I applaud the efforts of AFSCME to work with us on this important effort,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “Our employees have been working tirelessly to be certain that any Pennsylvanian who needs an ID for …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In order to get the state-issued Voter ID card, an individual need only give his or her name, date of birth, social security number and address. The Voter ID will be given at the PennDOT licensing center the same day.
State officials announced Tuesday that all voters can choose to receive either secure PennDOT photo IDs or Department of State voting-only ID cards when visiting a PennDOT driver’s license center. In order to get the state-issued Voter ID card, an individual need only give his or her name, date of birth, Social Security number and address. Proof of residence is not required. PennDOT will then confirm with the Department of State that the applicant is a registered voter while the person is at the driver license center. The applicant will get a DOS voter ID card once the information is confirmed. If an applicant’s voter registration or information cannot be confirmed while at PennDOT, then the Department of State will mail the voter ID card …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Just click the blue dot on the map to see which areas you may want to avoid.
As the summer driving season winds down, PennDOT crews will be busy again this weekend on several key highways in our area. We've provided you with a simple map to see where the construction crews will be busiest. Just click on the Weekend Construction Work link at the bottom of the map to see which areas you might want to avoid. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A PA House bill would mirror the state's new texting ban with regard to enforcement and penalties.
State Reps. William C. Kortz II and Martin Michael Schmotzer appeared at a news conference this past week at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in support of legislation that would ban Pennsylvania drivers from talking on hand-held cellphones while driving. Their bill would mirror the state's new texting ban with regard to enforcement and penalties. The use of a hand-held cell phone while driving would become a primary offense with a $50 fine, or a $100 fine if driving in a school zone, work zone or highway safety corridor. Exceptions to the ban would include drivers using GPS devices, when their vehicles are stopped due to traffic obstructions and when initiating phone calls. The bill would also require the Pennsylvania Department …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Two young students left a school bus and walked across the Fort Pitt Bridge while on their way to school Wednesday morning.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Erin Faulk
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Two Keystone Oaks School District students who left a school bus and walked across the Fort Pitt Bridge on Wednesday morning were on their way to a school outside of the district. According to the report from state police, a First Student bus was traveling eastbound on I-376 near the Grant Street exit around 8:15 a.m. when the driver pulled over because two students were acting unruly. State police said a 12-year-old student used a sharped stick he had in his backpack to poke holes into the back of several bus seats. He and a 14-year-old student then left the bus through a rear emergency door and walked westbound in the eastbound lanes across the Fort Pitt Bridge. Both students were being transported from the Keystone Oaks School District …