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PennDOT details year’s projects

A PennDOT worker mixes salt and anti-skid at the facility on Shiloh Road in 2009. PennDOT released a report Monday detailing its project expenses for 2015.
A PennDOT worker mixes salt and anti-skid at the facility on Shiloh Road in 2009. PennDOT released a report Monday detailing its project expenses for 2015. Centre Daily Times, file

The state Department of Transportation spent more than $172 million improving roads and bridges throughout north-central Pennsylvania this year, including work done in Centre County.

Improvements included roadway paving and resurfacing, safety enhancements and bridge rehabs, repairs and replacements, a PennDOT news release said Monday. District 2 completed 56 major projects in 2015, including 26 bridge replacements and paving of 167 miles of state highway in nine counties, including Centre.

The district also provided plowing and road clearing services utilizing 95,000 tons of salt, 126,000 tons of anti-skid and 1.3 million gallons of brine across the nine counties, the release said.

PennDOT is reviewing its 2016 resurfacing and overall construction program for the region, the release said.

“The projects completed in 2015 are proof of the hard work we do to set priorities and stretch funding dollars as far as possible,” District 2 Executive Kevin Kline said. “Our planning partners in Centre County, SEDA-COG and North Central Regional Planning join us in those efforts, which bring transportation improvements across nine counties.”

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