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July 22, 2012

PennDOT to repair and resurface Pa. 16 in Adamas County

CARROLL VALLEY, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be repairing and resurfacing Pa. 16 in southern Adams County, Pa., through December.

Preparatory work begins Wednesday, PennDOT said in a news release.

Affected is a 3.3-mile section of Pa. 16 from the intersection with Old Waynesboro Pike in Carroll Valley borough to the Pennsylvania/Maryland state line.

The $2 million contract was awarded to New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. of Bedford County, Pa. It includes roadway base replacement, shoulder reconstruction, inlet and drainage pipe work, milling and resurfacing, guardrail installation and new traffic lanes.

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PennDOT said motorists might encounter single-lane restrictions with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone. The section of road averages more than 9,250 vehicles daily.

PennDOT to replace Back Road bridge

CONCORD, Pa. — A 78-year-old bridge that carries Back Road over the Narrows Branch of Tuscarora Creek in Fannett Township, Pa., will be replaced, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced in a news release.

PennDOT awarded a $1.3 million contract to Lobar Site Development Corp. of York County, Pa. It includes removal of the existing stone arch bridge, installation of a concrete arch structure, drainage work, roadway and bridge approach reconstruction, and guardrail installation.

Back Road will be closed to through traffic near the village of Concord from July 24 through November. A detour onto Pa. 75 will be in place.

Back Road averages about 300 vehicles a day.

Chambersburg to discuss fire department supervision

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Chambersburg Borough Council is scheduled to deliberate Monday night on how to fill a supervisory position in the fire department.

The administration of the fire department must fill certain requirements through a SAFER grant recently obtained from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

According to a news release, the choices are promoting a fourth firefighter to the rank of fire captain, promoting a firefighter to the rank of fire lieutenant, or recruiting for a new employee to fill a deputy role for the emergency services chief.

“The funding for this employee will be provided by the previously approved SAFER grant, but only for the grant period September 2012 through September 2014,” the borough news release stated. “Therefore, there is no guarantee that the employee will have their job funded beyond 2014.”

— Jennifer Fitch

 

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