Drivers in Upper Bucks County are hoping to see PennDOT use some of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funds to rebuild Route 611 north of Doylestown, writes Peg Quann for The Morning Call.
The man behind the push to repair the problematic road is Charlie Reichner, a Nockamixon resident who spent over $5,000 on the repairs his truck suffered from the jolts it suffered while driving over the bumps along the heavily traveled highway. Reichner has approached the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation over the issue several times but with no luck.
“I think it’s unsafe,” he said. “The problem always was they don’t have enough money and personnel.”
He has previously appealed to legislators and more recently started a roadwork campaign. He has so far gotten 900 signatures from residents who also want to see PennDOT invest federal money and time into repaving the highway.
Reichner said that the whole highway from Doylestown north to the Northampton County line needs to be rebuilt, but the highest priority should be on the area between its intersection with Route 113 and near Marienstein Road in Revere.
Read more about Route 611 in The Morning Call.