July 20, 2017

‘Road MaP’ Initiative Improving Two Monroe County Roadways

LONG POND – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials highlighted roadway improvements using recycled asphalt paving, or RAP, on nearly 4 miles of lower volume roads in Monroe County.

“This project is another example of how our Road MaP initiative is helping us improve the lower-traffic roads that connect our communities,” PennDOT Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration George McAuley said. “RAP is one of the many low-cost tools we’re putting to work, and the resulting savings can be used for more department or contract work to improve more roadways.”

The project is made possible due to PennDOT’s Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) initiative, which Governor Tom Wolf recently announced will invest $2.1 billion in roadway maintenance and highway and bridge capital projects over the next 10 years.

This week, PennDOT will use RAP on 2.32 miles of Route 3026 (Camp Akiba Road/Smith Hill Road) and 1.56 miles of Route 4007 (Manor Drive/Fairview Avenue). These roads were chosen based on their “poor” pavement-quality rating and proximity to the stockpile where the materials are stored. They also carry an average of fewer than 3,000 vehicles each day and trucks make up 10 percent or less of the traffic.

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