|Online 'Cards' Take the Mystery Out of Maintenance Work|
HARRISBURG - To help educate motorists about maintenance operations on state roadways, PennDOT has posted information "cards" on its Web site explaining 12 of its most common procedures.
"PennDOT crews work year round, but motorists may not recognize what work is underway or why that work is essential to the safety and efficiency of our transportation network," said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. "We developed these Web-based maintenance cards so customers can easily access a description of our maintenance activities, including what equipment is required, how the work is performed, and why it is necessary."
To view the cards, visit PennDOT's Web site, www.dot.state.pa.us, and then click on "What Is Maintenance?" The cards explain bridge maintenance and cleaning, joint and crack sealing, line painting, manual patching, mechanized patching, pipe replacement and cleaning, shoulder cutting, shoulder grading, signing, surface treatment, vegetation management and winter operations.
The cards are available to view as a single card and also in a printable format. For more information, please e-mail PennDOT's Press Office at RAemail@example.com or contact your local PennDOT District Press Office. For information on the district offices, visit the department Web site and click on "PennDOT Near You."