Maintenance and contractor crews with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be working to repair potholes on more than 60 state highways next week across the Philadelphia region.
Potholes are caused by a combination of traffic and water. The pothole problem always worsens in winter because when it rains or snows, cracks in the road fill up with water. The water then expands as it freezes, and widens the cracks into holes. And that can mean a costly trap for unsuspecting drivers.
The roadways scheduled for repair next week include:
- U.S. 202 in Buckingham and Solebury townships;
- Route 32 (River Road) in Solebury and Plumstead townships;
- Route 532 (Washington Crossing Road) in Upper Makefield Township;
- Wrightstown Road in Upper Makefield Township;
- Mechanicsville Road in Buckingham and Solebury townships;
- Green Hill Road in Solebury Township
Crews will restrict travel lanes on these state highways while they patch the areas of deteriorating pavement. Motorists are advised to be alert of this moving operation and to expect intermittent lane closures and possible slowdowns when driving near work crews, says PennDOT. All activities are weather dependent.
Potholes and other roadway concerns on state roads can be reported by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD or visiting PennDOT online.