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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2007
SCOTLAND, Pa. - Construction for the replacement of a bridge at Exit 20 of Interstate 81 should total at least $8.3 million. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation opened bids Thursday and has them under further review. The apparent low bidder was Kinsley Construction Inc. of York, Pa., according to a PennDOT press release. Construction is expected to begin in early 2008 and last until the summer of 2010, according to the release. The initial focus will be on removing electrical, telephone and cable television utilities, PennDOT said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2007
SCOTLAND, Pa. ? Construction for the replacement of a bridge at Exit 20 of Interstate 81 should total at least $8.3 million. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation opened bids Thursday and has them under further review. The apparent low bidder was Kinsley Construction Inc. of York, Pa., according to a PennDOT press release. Construction is expected to begin in early 2008 and last until the summer of 2010, according to the release. The initial focus will be on removing electrical, telephone and cable television utilities, PennDOT said.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | August 30, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors heard recommendations Tuesday about how to reduce traffic congestion at the intersection of Pa. 16 and exit 5 of Interstate 81. The supervisors initially approved the proposed study by Grove Miller Traffic Engineering Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa., on May 8 at a cost of $21,300. Township Manager Ben Thomas said the problem of traffic stacking at the intersection during morning and evening rush hours is the main reason for the study.
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By DON AINES | August 22, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Hamilton Township and Chambersburg are considering recommendations to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on how best to improve traffic flow on U.S. 30 west of the borough, including making Loudon Street eastbound-only. A study of alternate routes between U.S. 30 west and U.S. 11 south of the borough concluded that most traffic is headed into - not around - Chambersburg and the best results might be achieved by improving U.S. 30, Borough Manager Eric Oyer told the council Monday.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 15, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Battle lines continue to be drawn over a controversial $250 million office complex planned next to Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) National Historical Park. On Thursday, Del. Bob Tabb told the Jefferson County Commission he believes the idea has merit because it would boost the county's tax base and be a source of jobs in the county. Since county voters rejected casino table games for Charles Town Races & Slots and the new jobs they could have generated, the 6,000 jobs that could be created by redeveloping the so-called Old Standard Quarry site "could fill some gaps," said Tabb, D-Jefferson.
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By DAVE McMILLION | June 14, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Battle lines continue to be drawn over a controversial $250 million office complex planned next to Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) National Historical Park. On Thursday, Del. Bob Tabb told the Jefferson County Commission he believes the idea has merit because it would boost the county's tax base and be a source of jobs in the county. Since county voters rejected casino table games for Charles Town Races & Slots and the new jobs they could have generated, the 6,000 jobs that could be created by redeveloping the so-called Old Standard Quarry site "could fill some gaps," said Tabb, D-Jefferson.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 6, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Concerns continued to be raised during a public hearing Tuesday night regarding a proposed $250 million office-space project next to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Developers of the project have promoted it as a way to create 6,000 jobs in Jefferson County and give county residents a place to work without having to commute to nearby metropolitan areas. That is important, given that by the year 2010, about 60 percent of the county's work force is expected to go out of the county for work, attorney Jim Campbell said during the Jefferson County Planning Commission hearing at the Charles Town Library.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 18, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - More than 100 people turned out Wednesday night at a public forum at Shepherd University to hear supporters and opponents of casino table games put forth their best arguments for their stances on the games. Del. John Doyle, D-Jefferson, joined local pastor Douglas Fraim in an argument against the games as the two talked about the "paltry" deal the county will get out of the games and the threat of crime problems like prostitution. Table games supporters Walter Pellish and Alan Sturm emphasized the millions of dollars in revenue that county schools will enjoy if the games are introduced, and the good jobs at the track that would be created.
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BY JENNIFER FITCH | April 10, 2007
QUINCY, Pa. - Representatives of Quincy and Washington townships are expected to ask the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Wednesday to fund a traffic circle they say they can't afford without help. Estimates discussed in a planning session Monday started at $500,000 for the rotary at the future intersection of Pa. 997 and Washington Township Boulevard. The traffic circle had been encouraged in a letter to PennDOT from the Quincy Township Supervisors. Kerry Bumbaugh, one of Quincy Township's three supervisors, argued a traffic circle would allow residents of South Mountain, Quincy and Tomstown - whom he expects to use the intersection daily - to move through the junction quickly.
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by DAN DEARTH | February 14, 2007
The City Council told City Engineer Rodney Tissue during its Tuesday work session to re-examine preliminary design plans concerning the construction of a road in the city's north end. Councilman Martin Brubaker said the initial plan, if implemented, might cause a "tourniquet" effect and lead to traffic congestion. The proposed road would connect Marsh Pike to Antietam Drive near the YMCA, and run east of the future Lowe's Home Improvement site near Leitersburg Pike. If it's completed, city officials hope the road would alleviate traffic on Leitersburg Pike and Eastern Boulevard.
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