Signs On Route 422 Mark Stimulus Funding

Signs On Route 422 Mark Stimulus Funding

There are 19 comments on the The Sanatoga Post story from Jul 20, 2009, titled Signs On Route 422 Mark Stimulus Funding. In it, The Sanatoga Post reports that:

Signs proclaiming that federal stimulus money is at work in the current repair of U.S. Route 422 , and in infrastructure projects elsewhere across the state and nation , are being erected as quickly as possible "to make it easier for Americans" to know where billions of dollars in economic recovery funds are being spent, according to the federal ...

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so sick of obama

Collegeville, PA

#1 Jul 20, 2009
puhlease.....what a waste of money those signs are
Alex

Collegeville, PA

#2 Jul 20, 2009
Don't let your feelings towards Obama cloud your thinking. Nothing wrong with a sign that lets people know where the money is coming from. Lots of states already used these types of signs when govt funds were being used in highway construction-no big deal. Plus, for me personally, I like to know that the money is coming from the Feds, and not PA. PA is limiting their money put into Rt. 422 and want to make it a toll road. Funny how they take federal money now, and then in the future will make it a pay/toll road.
Providence Chaser

Phoenixville, PA

#3 Jul 20, 2009
so they need to spend $1,000 per sign to make you feel better?....what a waste!
bob

Royersford, PA

#4 Jul 20, 2009
are we really complaining about the costs of signs on this board?
local yocal

Collegeville, PA

#5 Jul 20, 2009
They just finished Rt202!...this upgrade has beenin the planning stages longer than Obama has been in office. Geeesh! Use your heads before speaking!
Providence Chaser

Collegeville, PA

#6 Jul 20, 2009
How about you use your head and understand the topic! I think the work being done on 422 is needed and should be done. Wasting money on stupid signs is just politics.

No matter how small, money spent on $1,000 signs is just waste. All this waste adds up and could go to much better use.
Local Yocal

East Mansfield, MA

#7 Jul 21, 2009
The signs are to help the busy people get off a jammed highway LONG before the problem. The jammed highway problem is only going to get worse.

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Run for office!:) See if you could stop the $1000 signs..I doubt it...
Providence Chaser

King Of Prussia, PA

#8 Jul 21, 2009
You really should think before you type. There are already signs that say construction ahead. The article is about $1,000 signs that were created to explain how the stimulus package paid for the construction. They are placed in the middle of the construction zone. They are not for warning purposes! As I said before, political waste.

Speaking of running for office... I've started looking at this guy ( www.welchforpa.com ). Maybe someone who has run a business before can help stop all this political waste. We have to start somewhere.
Jeff

Collegeville, PA

#9 Jul 21, 2009
Basic question- How do we know how much the sign/signs cost? Is this a figure obtained from a reliable source, or an estimate based on your personal knowledge?
Providence Chaser

King Of Prussia, PA

#10 Jul 21, 2009
This discussion came from the article posted above. The article mentions a cost of $1,000 or more per sign and the following is a quote from a different article:

"PennDOT so far has spent about $60,000 of the U.S. government’s recovery cash, or about $2,000 per highway, to post signs on 30 road repair and construction projects across the Commonwealth that are being paid for by money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The (Allentown PA) Morning Call newspaper reported Friday (July 17, 2009).
Nationwide, however, millions of dollars are being spent to produce those same signs."

I think the stimulus is a good thing and an important part of a recovery plan from this recession. My problem is government waste. We have leaders from both sides that care more about making themselves look good or the other side look bad then trying to fix things. I just wish we had Term Limits!
Jeff

Collegeville, PA

#11 Jul 21, 2009
Oh, I'm with you on term limits- for sure. They all stay in office WAY too long and corruption obviously follows. The other problem is, however, that even if we have term limits, they all usually make so many deals/friends while in office, that they then go to work as either a member of some companies board of directors or some high paying consultant job. They're all crooked, to various degrees. It's a shame, but true.
John

Royersford, PA

#12 Jul 26, 2009
so some smart shuck here thinks a few million on road repair is somewhat diminished because the govt wants us to be transparent so they see stimulus being well spent?

wouuld you rather see no bid contracts been given to defence companies to hire $1,000 a day security instead of our own military?

as long as we don't know if money is being misspent we are happier than if we know if money is being spent well. go figure!!!

if you haven't noticed, more gas money is spent on traffic on 422 than $1,000 a day.

BEFORE ANY LOCAL TOWNSHIP GRANTS PERMITS FOR NEW CONTRUCTION PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE HIGHWAYS ARE FIXED.
422 Hater

Phoenixville, PA

#13 Aug 8, 2009
Heads-up 422 commuters:

"Crews are expected to begin saw-cutting areas of old concrete Monday (Aug. 10) in the roadbed. Traffic then will be reduced from two lanes to one from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., and then from 7 p.m. Monday to 2 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 11). After Monday, westbound 422 will be restricted to one lane weekdays from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. the next afternoon."

Can't wait.
leonard

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Sep 29, 2009
WOW! The road went from 2 lanes to.. well.. 2 lanes!! Great job guys. Now we have 2 lanes instead of 2 lanes & it only took 4 months of suicidal traffic. Now I dont have to sit in traffic because nothing changed. Looks awesome too. It was tan concrete & now its black. Now when I am sitting there in traffic at least my car will look cooler. Blacktop on black tires looks better. In the summer it will only make the road about 10 or 20 degrees warmer which is nice when its 90 degrees out. Thanks again. I feel better that half my check goes to this.
422 Hater

Phoenixville, PA

#15 Sep 29, 2009
That was great Leonard!!
leonard

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Oct 1, 2009
I love coming back from lunch to the King of Prussia area during the day. They have it down to 1 lane. It takes me 45 minutes to go 8 fukn miles. But its good because they are painting. I hope they pick a nice color. What a jole. Just widen the bridges & make it 3 lanes.. get it over with. It needs to happen. Everybody now travels out to Berks county thinking they are getting a better deal on home. The lower price of the home is offset by the tripple property tax. I love it. Well I guess they need the extra money to make 422 from 2 tan lanes to 2 black lanes.
Berks owner 15 yrs ago

Phoenixville, PA

#17 Oct 1, 2009
Dont forget 20 mins to KOP from Exeter Twshp.....not even 15 yrs ago....sheesh...realtors!
PMCPA

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Oct 9, 2009
Yea, all they are doing is "Painting" Clearly you have no clue what they are doing. They are adding 4-8" of new Asphalt (VERY QUIET ASPHALT), and smoothing out the road. Replacing the bad concrete, and fixing things that are wrong and have been wrong with the road since the day it opened. Adding another lane will not fix things between these two exits, the 363/29 interchange and bridge complex needs to be blown up and rebuilt, 363 needs to connect directly with 29 again. that will relieve 75% of morning traffic.

Please, if your going to comment here, don't embarrass yourself... Painting the road black, that is great!
leonard

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Nov 2, 2009
wow what a great improvement.. Just wonderful. The road is smooth.. Is that what you want to hear?

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