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PennDOT Suspends Road and Bridge Construction

PennDOT released the following statement on Tuesday, March 17 in response to COVID-19.

On behalf of District Executive Ken McClain, PennDOT is notifying you that all construction projects geographically located in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties are temporarily shut down and will remain closed to comply with the two-week period directed by Governor Wolf to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.  All non-emergency Highway Occupancy Permit construction activity will also be suspended during this time.

PennDOT Maintenance will be reduced to mission-critical staffing levels, including a sign crew, a bridge crew and one general roadway maintenance crew per shift. While the PennDOT maintenance crews will address signing, bridge and roadway concerns during this time, there will certainly be challenges to complete certain duties within normal or normally expected time frames. The department appreciates your consideration during this extraordinary situation.

March 16 press release below. 

PennDOT Closes All Driver, Photo License Centers, Extends Expiration Dates and Suspends Construction in Response to COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing the following operational changes in response to Governor Tom Wolf's mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19.

All Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers in Pennsylvania will be closed for two weeks effective close of business on Monday, March 16.

These closures are in addition to those previously announced in MontgomeryDelawareDauphinBucks and Chester counties.

Additionally, expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and safety and emission inspections will be extended:

Driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner's permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.

  • Vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire from March 16 through March 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.
  • Persons with Disabilities Parking Placards scheduled to expire from March 16 through March 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020.

These extensions are in addition to those announced in MontgomeryDelaware and Bucks and Chester counties.

All PennDOT District and County maintenance offices are closed. Additionally, construction projects have been suspended in all counties until further notice, however PennDOT crews are available to perform critical functions and emergency maintenance as needed.

All PennDOT rest areas and welcome centers statewide will be closed to the public effective 12:01 AM Tuesday, March 17, 2020. These rest area and welcome center closures are in addition to those previously announced in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester counties.

Public transportation and rail services have also been adjusted. Please check local transit agencies and Amtrak's website for up-do-date information.

As a reminder, customers may complete various transactions and access multiple resources via the Driver and Vehicle Services website, Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver's license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

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