Random Observations and Various Rants

Pennsylvania to receive nearly $1.53 billion for infrastructure

Posted by Andrew on February 16, 2009

From the Pocono Record.

State officials will be required to set priorities for spending the funds, while managing competing pressures from communities, watchdog groups and federal regulators over how the money is allocated.

Under the plan Obama is expected to sign into law early this week, states will divide $27 billion to build and repair roads and bridges. That is less than half the $64 billion in projects states told the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials late last year that they had ready to go.

Its too bad that the big P.A. cities (Philly, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg) will take all the money, because the roads I drive on everyday to get to work and school need a ton of work. It would also be nice of PennDOT could finish the Marshall`s Creek bypass, so Route 209 could actually be drivable during the summer.

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