PennDOT announces 2024 Innovations Challenge statewide winning team

May 16th, 2024

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that a team of students from Norwin High school in Irwin, Westmoreland County, has been selected as the statewide winner for the 2024 Innovations Challenge. Mentored by Thomas Harskowitch, a teacher at Norwin High School, team members included Troy Horvath and Noah Wilson. For this year's challenge, students […]

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‘Plastic roads’ are paved with good intention

December 26th, 2022

Transportation officials in multiple states are testing whether roads made from grocery bags, juice cartons, printer ink cartridges or other discarded plastic can make pavement last longer, save money and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contract workers lay pavement made partially with recycled plastic at Ridley […]

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PennDOT announces $550 million in highway and bridge improvements

June 5th, 2017

Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that more than $550 million in highway and bridge improvements will begin or be bid across the Philadelphia region during the 2017 construction season, bringing the region’s total contract work this year to roughly 125 projects worth $2.2 billion. “The funding allocated […]

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