Extra tasks set to start this yr below bipartisan infrastructure regulation

TILDEN TWP., Pa. – Berks County’s roads may begin to see the impacts of the bipartisan infrastructure regulation.


Readily available to speak about it in Tilden Township was Senator Bob Casey and PennDOT officers. They mentioned as building season begins, the regulation will advance a number of tasks in Berks and past that in any other case would have lagged behind.


“On this county, for instance, you have bought, final depend I noticed, was 109 bridges in poor situation,” mentioned Casey (D-PA). “This invoice won’t imply that each single a type of might be repaired or changed, however much more of them might be.”


The announcement occurred on the web site of a $125 million undertaking to reconstruct the Route 61 interchange on I-78. Whereas the undertaking was already within the works, PennDOT says there are a variety of different tasks in Berks which are set to start later this yr. A few of these embrace a roughly $1.5M undertaking to resurface Route 562 between Perkiomen Avenue and Shelbourne Highway in St. Lawrence and Exeter Township, and a greater than $3M undertaking to resurface Outdated Route 22 throughout a number of municipalities.


President Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure invoice into regulation final yr after it was handed with bipartisan assist. Senator Casey, although, was disenchanted to see that each one however one among Pennsylvania’s Republican members of the Home voted ‘no.’


“It would not change the truth that we’re gonna get these {dollars} invested in Pennsylvania and create a variety of jobs,” mentioned Casey.

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A kind of representatives was Dan Meuser, who represents elements of northern Berks County. Final yr, Meuser expressed that he needed to assist the laws, however mentioned its linkage to an expensive reconciliation invoice far outweighed the positives of the infrastructure invoice.


PennDOT reminds drivers to maintain work zones protected by driving the posted velocity restrict, placing in your headlights and paying shut consideration to indicators and flaggers.