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Washington Township briefs

June 05, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

Bridge on Pa. 316 to be replaced



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The bridge on Pa. 316 south of Waynesboro has been scheduled for replacement in 2010.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced the plan for the narrow bridge, just north of the Maryland line, in a recent letter to the Washington Township Supervisors.

"We want to caution everyone that this is coming and make them aware of it," Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

He emphasized that emergency officials need to have advanced notice, so they can develop a detour to the frequently used route between Hagerstown and Waynesboro.

"This will be an interesting detour route," Christopher said Monday.

Supervisor John Gorman asked if PennDOT estimated how long the work will take, but that information was not provided. Supervisor Christopher Firme suggested the bridge could be replaced in halves.

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"They're replacing the entire thing, so I'd imagine they're widening it," Firme said.




Supervisors praise junkyard's efforts



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bruce Neibert, who operates a junkyard on Pa. 316 south, has been rewarded for his efforts to clean up the area outside his boundaries.

The Washington Township Supervisors had warned Neibert they would use his money to remove debris from land not permitted as a junkyard. They have since praised Neibert's efforts to remedy the problem.

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