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What is going on with PennDot

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MatthewG, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Recently I have noticed that Penndot has dismantled and removed the dome type salt sheds from their yards. I'm talking about the metal frame with canvas type.

    Does anyone know if they are running liquid salt this year because I don't see any truckloads of salt like I did last year at this time.
  2. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Legal issues. I'll look for a link but you guys probaly get WNEP 16 in Slatington, Pa. But they did a whole story about a month ago. After the Dallas cowboys practice dome by coverall which is similar collapsed last year with the one guy getting killed. Penndot recieved papers voiding warranties on all their structures. Saying new testing indicated 70mph winds or more could topple them. Thus Penndot saying ok, now we remove them all. For northeastern PA 3 companies won the bidding rights to remove them all. And now wood structures will be built to replace them.. Sad thing is some of them weren't even a year old yet, and now we get to foot the bill for removal and replacement as PA taxpayers.
    I also wonder if these demo companies can resell the removed structures or if their required to trash them?
    Btw: I'll look for a link for this story.
  3. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Wow, thanks for the news. And we do get wnep, must have missed that.

    I often want to stop in and ask if I can buy all the concrete blocks they now have stacked up for my own shed of some sort.
  4. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

  5. DobbinsINC

    DobbinsINC Member
    Messages: 61

    what a waste of money, i'll be paying for that as well as you guys
  6. AlaskaShooTer

    AlaskaShooTer Member
    Messages: 38

    Strange math. Paid a contractor $44K to construct and in one year paying another $180K to demolish it. I'd think they could demolish said structure for at least what it cost to build it?

  7. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I believe $180k is the cost to tear the old one down and build a replacement with wood.
  8. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    penndot salt domes...recalled

    i also herd a short story issue about them tent salt domes they were recalled ..not structually sound due to snow weight ontop of canvas..overloaded and comes crashing down...huh more junk on the recall list...go figure..
  9. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Rumor had it several months back that the Union caught wind of the problems and said their {people} would not work in the unsafe work environment.

    It's all generated from the rumor mill anyway... I'm not pointing a finger, just propagating a rumor.
  10. TSherman

    TSherman Member
    Messages: 74

    Just get yourself some new toys and skip the taxes this year! They are just going to waste it anyway!
  11. Silverstreak

    Silverstreak Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    i was at a penndot yard around philly somewhere, i forget exactly where

    but their dome had already collapsed, it fell right in on top of their salt so maybe its time to upgrade god forbid if someone was in there under a snow load with gusty winds come winter and it happened

    we keep having these crazy summer storms w wind so i think that is what brought it down
  12. DobbinsINC

    DobbinsINC Member
    Messages: 61

    if it was only that easy!