If they need to have a road crew on every road every day (repairing the road), then that's what they'll have to do.The Bradford County Commissioners (Smith, Sullivan, and McLinko), representatives from Senator Yaw's and Representative Pickett's offices, Chesapeake Energy officials, Toseki, and several township supervirors were in attendance.
Commissioner Mark Smith said that road problems are real. People are not getting mail delivered, and there is a worry about emergency vehicles being able to get where they need to go. Just two years ago there were only 30 state routes in Bradford County that were posted with weight limits. Today there are more than 130 state roads posted- a total of 320 miles of state routes in the county. Smaller vehicles, such as delivery trucks, school buses, and trucks making fuel deliveries to homes are exempt.
The three new inspectors will do nothing but inspect posted roads and bonded roads, according to Toseki. Chesapeake Energy reports that they have hired 16 contractors to work on repairing roads in Bradford County. There are approximately 22 road crews working on road repairs. Commissioner Smith, however, says that according to his sources there are not enough contractors available to do the work and not enough local quarries to supply the material for road repair.
If local residents find problems on state roads, such as potholes and crumbled pavement, they should report them by calling PennDOT at 1-800-FIX-ROAD.
Read the article from the Daily Review here.