Daily News Briefs, January 11, 2021

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Launches $117 Million Widening Project Today

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “The Penn­syl­va­nia Turn­pike will be­gin work [today] on a 7.5-mile, $117 mil­lion proj­ect to widen more than 7 miles of the toll road in Somer­set County from two lanes in each di­rec­tion to three. The proj­ect, which has New En­ter­prise Stone and Lime Co. as the lead con­trac­tor, also will in­clude straight­en­ing two sec­tions of the high­way to pro­vide bet­ter sight lines for mo­tor­ists.”

Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)


Unusual Texas Snowstorm Creates Some Driving Difficulties

KTRK reports, an unusual Texas storm brought snow “from Lubbock, to Dallas, Austin and even counties north of Houston” on Sunday, making driving in some parts of the state difficult.

KTXS reports that concerns about snowfall and freezing slush caused TxDOT to advise motorists to stay off the roads overnight and this morning in some parts of the state.

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Texas Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)


These are just some of the toll industry developments TRN is following.

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