Chesapeake Appalachia’s trucks have been banned from four Pennsylvania state routes in Bradford and Sullivan Counties until they fix the roads they’ve damaged.
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced it had suspended Chesapeake’s road use permits along state Route 1022, commonly known as Bridge Street, Ghent Hill and Center Valley roads in Ulster, Sheshequin and Rome townships; SR 1057, known as Sportsman and Rome roads in Sheshequin and Litchfield townships; and SR 4012, or Laurel Hill Road in Smithfield and Ulster townships in Bradford County.
A Chesapeake road use permit was also suspended along SR 4016, known as Campbellville and Hottensteins Hill roads in Elkland and Forks townships in Sullivan County.*
Chesapeake says it is working as fast as it can to repair the damage, but inclement weather has held up repairs. Until the repairs are made, only vehicles weighing less than 10 tons will be allowed on those roads.
*Elmira Star-Gazette (Apr 12, 2011) – PennDOT curtails Chesapeake Apalachia road permits