PennDOT map shows potential scenarios for funding road projects

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Jun 24, 2013 12:13 PM

(Harrisburg) -- PennDOT has launched a digital tool showing how midstate roadways could receive repairs and upgrades under various spending plans being debated at the state Capitol.

The interactive "Decade of Investment" map highlights potential bridge and road projects under current funding levels, under Governor Corbett's $1.8 billion dollar transportation plan, and under the state Senate-approved $2.5 billion dollar proposal.

The Associated Press reported last week the map was originally only available to lawmakers, but PennDOT spokeswoman Erin Waters-Trassat says leaders have decided to make it public.

"Pennsylvanians know what projects they'd like to see get done in their backyards, and they deserve to know how we're spending their tax dollars, and that's what we want to show them," Waters-Trassat explains. "This is what it means if we don't act on funding, and what the alternatives are."

The map shows projects that would be completed under the governor's plan, like a $245 million reconstruction of the Eisenhower Interchange in Swatara Township, Dauphin County.

It also displays improvements that would be made under the increased funding from the Senate plan, like $11 million dollars in upgrades to intersections along Route 30 in Paradise, East Lampeter, and Salisbury townships, Lancaster County.

The map is searchable by county, legislative district and by PennDOT regional partner.

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