PennDOT halts construction work

Coronavirus forces PennDOT to shut down driver license centers, stop construction projects

All Pennsylvania Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers will be closed effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

And that’s not the worst part. PennDOT is also suspending all construction projects.

The agency is expected to reopen in two weeks, on Monday, March 30, according to a news release from PennDOT.

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The announcement comes hours after Gov. Tom Wolf called for the shutdown of all bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses in the state.

Here’s what that could mean for you:

Expired licenses, parking permits, overdue inspections:

Driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16 through March 31 will now be valid until April 30.

The same applies to vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections, along with disability parking placards.

All PennDOT District and County maintenance offices are closed.

Construction projects:
With this news, PennDOT announced that all construction projects have been suspended in the state.

However, PennDOT crews are available to perform critical functions and emergency maintenance as needed.

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