Getting back into the swing of things after being away to do Christmas with the family. I pulled together a short story today about the state's road resurfacing projects in our region. If you've been alarmed by a loud "thunk" after hitting an unexpected crack in the pavement, or had a tire screwed up by a pothole, you know how important this is. This year, thanks to a landmark transportation spending bill passed in 2013, PennDOT did more resurfacing in our area than it has in any one year since 2009. Here's a comparison of road resurfacing in Philly, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester Counties over the past six years.

I don't have the mapping skills to do this in a more easily read format, but I thought it would be interesting for people to see if the state roads used in their commutes were among those that got a face lift this year. Here's the list of all the areas that got resurfaced this year, broken down by county.

  • Route 32 (River Road) between Bedford Place and Florence Avenue in Lower Makefield Township

  • Route 113 between Route 611 and Route 313 in Tinicum and Bedminster Townships

  • Route 132 (Street Road) between Richlieu Rd and I-95 in Bensalem Township

  • Route 132 (Street Road) between Route 611 and St. David's Place in Warminster, and between Willow Penn Drive and SEPTA RR Bridge in Southampton Township

  • Route 152 (Main Street/State Road) between Ridge Avenue and SEPTA RR Bridge in

  • Sellersville Borough and West Rockhill Township

  • Route 179 (Bridge Street) between Lower York Road and New Jersey state line in Buckingham and Solebury Townships

  • Route 232 (Second Street Pike) between Bristol Road and Bustleton Pike in Upper Southampton and Northampton Townships

  • Route 313 (Swamp Road) between Plumstead Township line and Cold Spring Creamery Road; at Chubb Drive, and between Smoke Road and Route 263 in Doylestown and Buckingham Townships, Doylestown Borough

  • Route 611 (Easton Road) between County Line Road and Route 611 Bypass in Warrington and Doylestown Township

  • U.S. 202 (Lower York Road) between Sugan Road and Route 32 in New Hope Borough and Solebury Township

  • U.S. 1 South between Route 413 and I-276, and between Route 132 and Philadelphia County line in Langhorne Manor Borough and Bensalem Township

  • Brown Avenue between Hulmeville Road and Mechanicsville Road in Bensalem Township

  • Dolington Road between Main Street and Washington Crossing Road in Yardley Borough, and Lower Makefield and Upper Makefield Townships

  • Finland Road/Upper Ridge Road between Allentown Road and Montgomery County line in West Rockhill and Milford Townships

  • Forest Grove Road between Township Line Road and Edison Furlong Road in Buckingham Township

  • Langhorne Yardley Road between Briggs Road and Stony Hill Road in Middletown and Lower Makefield Townships

  • Lower State Road between County Line Road and Almshouse Road in Warrington and Doylestown Townships

  • Mirror Lake Road between Yardley Langhorne Road and Route 332 in Lower Makefield Township

  • Phillips Mill Road between Route 263 and Route 32 in Solebury Township

  • Trumbauersville Road between Tollgate Road and West End Boulevard in Trumbauersville and Quakertown Boroughs, and Milford and Richland Townships

  • Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) between U.S. 30 and Caln Road in Sadsbury and Valley Townships, City of Coatesville

  • Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) between Bus. U.S. 30 and Sunrise Boulevard in West Whiteland Township

  • Route 100 (Pottstown Road) between U.S. 422 and Route 23 in North Coventry Township

  • Route 896 (Newark Road/New London Road) between Gypsy Hill Road and Shepards Lane in New London, Franklin and London Britain Townships

  • Charlestown Road between Route 29 and Route 23 in Charlestown and Schuylkill Townships, and Phoenixville Borough

  • Cold Stream Road between Route 113 and Charlestown Road in East Pikeland and Charlestown Townships

  • Devon State Road between Valley Forge Road and Forest Hills Road in Tredyffrin Township

  • Diamond Rock Road between Clothier Spring Road and Yellow Springs Road in Tredyffrin Township

  • Green Hill Road between Route 352 and Windsor Road, and between Pottstown Pike and Hamilton Drive in East Goshen and West Goshen Townships

  • Hares Hill Road between Route 23 and Kimberton Road in East Pikeland Township

  • Pawlings Road between Route 23 and Montgomery County line in Schuylkill Township

  • Phoenixville Pike between Bridgewater Drive and Karen Lane in West Goshen Township

  • Waterloo Avenue between U.S. 30 and Sugartown Road in Easttown Township

  • Route 3 (West Chester Pike) between New Ardmore Avenue and Bishop Hollow Road in Marple and Newtown Townships

  • Route 261 (Foulk Road) between Delaware state line and U.S 322 in Bethel Township

  • Route 320 (Chester Road) between Fairview Road and Baltimore Pike in Swarthmore Borough

  • Route 452 (Pennell Road) between Washington Avenue and Duttons Mill Road in Upper Chichester and Aston Townships

  • U.S. 13 (Church Lane/Baltimore Ave.) between MacDade Boulevard and Philadelphia County line in Yeadon Borough and Upper Darby Township

  • Cedar Grove Road between Highland Avenue and Route 320 in Marple Township

  • Church Lane/Marple Road between Route 3 and Darby Road in Marple and Haverford Townships

  • Creek Rd between Sweetwater Road and Tanguy Road in Thornbury Township

  • Darby Creek Road between Lawrence Road and Marple Road in Haverford Township

  • Delchester Road between Gradyville Road and Chester County line in Edgmont Township

  • Gradyville Road between Providence Road and Bishop Hollow Road in Edgmont Township

  • Meetinghouse Road between Route 491 and Route 452 in Upper Chichester Township

  • Palmers Mill Road between Route 252 and Route 320 in Marple Township

  • Smith Bridge Road between Delaware state line and Valley Brook Road in Chadds Ford and Concord Townships, and Chester Heights Borough

  • Webb Road between U.S. 1 and Oakland Road in Chadds Ford Township

  • Wawa Rd between Valley Brook Road and U.S. 1 in Chester Heights Borough

  • Route 63 (Welsh Road) between Stump Road and Jarrettown Road in Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery and Horsham Townships

  • Route 611 (Easton Road/Old York Road) between Cheltenham Ave and County Line Road in Cheltenham, Abington, Upper Moreland and Horsham Townships, and Jenkintown Borough

  • U.S. 1 (City Avenue) between Delaware County line and Haverford Avenue in Haverford and Lower Merion Townships

  • U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue between County Line Road and Church Road in Lower Merion Township

  • Allentown Road between Sumneytown Pike and Weikel Road in Upper Gwynedd and Towamencin Townships

  • Buchert Road between Pleasantview Road and Charlotte Street in Lower Pottsgrove Township and Pottstown

  • Egypt Rd between Collegeville Road and Ridge Pike in Upper Providence, Lower Providence and West Norriton Townships

  • Hendricks Road between Route 29 and Perkiomenville Road in Lower Frederick and Upper Salford Townships

  • Limerick Road between Township Line Road and Route 29 in Perkiomen Township and Schwenksville Borough

  • Pleasant View Road between Sanatoga Road and Schaffer Road in Lower Pottsgove Township

  • Salfordville Road between Route 113 and Perkiomenville Road in Lower Salford Township

  • Willow Grove Avenue between Stenton Avenue and Church Road in Springfield and Cheltenham Townships

  • I-95 Collector Lanes near Philadelphia International Airport

  • Ramps at I-95/Philadelphia International Airport Interchange

  • Ramps at I-95/Island Avenue Interchange

  • U.S. 1 (City Avenue) between Delaware County line and Haverford Avenue

  • Route 63 (Woodhaven Road) between U.S. 1 and Bucks County line, and between Philadelphia County line and I-95

  • Route 63 (Woodhaven Road) ramps at U.S. 1, Thornton Road, Knights Road, U.S. 13 Interchanges

  • 52nd Street between Whitby Street and Parkside Avenue

  • Allens Lane between Wissahickon Avenue and Germantown Avenue

  • Arch Street between Front Street and Broad Street

  • Columbus Boulevard between Race Street and Spring Garden Street

  • Crescentville Road between Cheltenham Avenue and Rising Sun Avenue

  • Frankford Avenue between Rhawn Street and Bucks County line

  • Grant Avenue between U.S. 1 and State Road

  • Island Avenue between Bartram Avenue and Elmwood Avenue, and between Bartram Avenue and Penrose Avenue

  • Kelly Drive between Hunting Park Avenue and Ridge Avenue ramps

  • Market Street between 15th Street and 23rd Street

  • Midvale Avenue between Ridge Avenue and Wissahickon Avenue

  • Penrose Avenue between Industrial Highway and Bartram Bridge

  • Richmond Street between Ann Street and Bridge Street

  • Ridge Avenue between 33rd Street and Northwestern Avenue/Montgomery Co. line

  • Snyder Avenue between Vare Avenue and Columbus Boulevard

  • South Broad Street between City Hall and Washington Avenue

  • Walnut Lane between Ridge Avenue and Johnson Circle, and between Johnson Circle and Wissahickon Avenue

  • Washington Lane between Wayne Avenue and Germantown Avenue

  • Wissahickon Avenue between Hunting Park Avenue and Allens Lane