I see yet another of our highway overpasses has been struck by a trucker with a too-high load (“Lane blocked on Route 30 in Mountville,” June 5). So more lane closures, more inspections, more repairs, more traffic delays and more unnecessary taxpayer cost. When is the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation going to stop doing the same thing over and over?
Any ninth-grade science fair contestant could probably cobble together some sort of elevated laser detector that could be sited a mile down the road from an overpass and illuminate a sign, a half-mile closer, warning the driver of an outsize load to stop. Even if the government built these systems, instead of some kid, the cost would still be a fraction of what’s involved with repairing all these bridge hits.