Pennsylvania’s “Road to Hell” reopened on Friday, less than two weeks after a tanker fire left millions in a traffic disaster.
Joe Biden said that engineers, workers and “many other proud union members” would be “heavenly” to reopen the busy section of the East Coast Interstate I-95 that had been closed since then. He praised him for fulfilling his promise to move the earth. collapsed in an accident Early this month.
The state’s Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro warned that repairs to the northbound section of the interstate highway affected by the June 11 fires will likely take time.how many months”.
“We’ve shown in Pennsylvania that we can do big things again,” Shapiro said in an enthusiastic address to those witnessing the reopening.
“We all stood together and proved that Pennsylvanians help each other in difficult times. And we proved that together we can achieve great things.”
in the statementBiden said he visited the scene on Sunday.
“I grew up in Claymont, Delaware, not far from an area hit by Interstate 95. , I know how important it is,” he said.
“That’s why I’m so proud of the hardworking men and women on the ground who kept their heads down and stayed on the ground to reopen Interstate 95 in record time.
“Thanks to the grit and determination of our drivers, workers, cement finishers, carpenters, teamsters, and many other proud members working 24-hour shifts, Interstate 95 continues to reopen. Yes, and it’s ahead of schedule.”
Biden added that the project was “100% federally funded.”
A tanker crashed into a bridge and the driver died in the ensuing hell, closing the highway and causing two weeks of traffic chaos in the area.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited the scene after the incident and said it had a “significant impact on the movement of commuters and goods up and down Interstate 95.”
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