PennDOT Revokes Road Use Permit for J-W Operating Company on State Route 3001 in Cameron County Until Repairs Are Made
A road use permit issued to J-W Operating Company for moving its drilling trucks and other equipment over State Route 3001 in Cameron County was revoked because of the company’s failure to deal with severe damage to the roadway, Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., announced today.
J-W Operating was granted a permit to put heavy trucks and equipment on the road, known locally as Moore Hill Road in Shippen township. The road normally has a 10-ton weight restriction, and J-W’s permit carried the understanding the company would be responsible for repairs.
“J-W Operating may not use this route until it makes the required repairs,” Biehler said. “We understand the importance of Marcellus Shale drilling to the region’s economy, but we will remain vigilant in requiring action to keep the roads safe and properly maintained for public use.”
PennDOT revoked the permit after J-W Operating failed to make repairs to the roadway in a timely manner. Under the terms of the permit, J-W Operating is to proactively monitor pavement conditions and immediately begin repairs as needed to keep the road safe.
PennDOT will be able to restore the permit once J-W Operating makes the roadway repairs and those repairs have been inspected and approved by PennDOT.