PennDot is making partnerships central to its development of transportation projects, the state’s transportation secretary said, as she announced a new program that will create closer cooperation with municipalities.

“This is a collaboration,” said Leslie Richards, PennDot’s chief. “It will start at the very beginning of the project, and it will last through the completion of the project.”

Two bridges, a bald eagle and a lengthy detour were focal points at the North Strabane Township building Thursday evening.

Plans for the McDowell Lane Bridge replacement project were unveiled at a public open house, which followed an informational meeting for public officials. Large project renderings were displayed and informational handouts were available.

Poor roads cost the average Charleston driver $1,357 a year in additional expenses, according to the latest TRIP report on West Virginia roads.Statewide, deficient roads cost West Virginia drivers $1.4 billion a year for additional vehicle repair and maintenance costs, crashes where road deficiencies are a contributing factor, and lost time and fuel from traffic congestion, the report from the national transportation association concludes.“The quality of life of state residents, visitors and businesses is significantly affected by the quality of the state’s road and bridge network,” Will Wi

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