Thursday, August 18, 2022

PennDOT Announces New Weight Restriction for Burma Road in Schuylkill County

PennDOT has announced a new weight restriction for the Burma Road from the Mahanoy City area to the St. Clair area.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Thursday that State Route 1006/Burma Road is being posted with a 10-ton weight restriction between PA 61 and Brockton Mountain Drive in St. Clair Borough, East Norwegian, Blythe and Ryan townships, Schuylkill County.

PennDOT says an Engineering and Traffic Study was completed and determined this section of Burma Road has already weakened pavement that is at risk of being even more seriously damaged unless vehicles over a certain weight are prohibited.

The posting is in accordance with Section 4902(a) of the Vehicle Code. This section of the vehicle code allows the Commonwealth and local authorities (municipalities) to prohibit certain weight and sized vehicles based on the roadway conditions.