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LOCAL NEWS - Friday, December 2, 2022

JUNIATA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD ELECTS LEADERSHIP


The Juniata County School District Board met on Thursday, December 1 to elect new officers for a term that will expire on December 7, 2023.


Angela Varner (Monroe Township) will remain in the position of Board President. The role of Vice President will also remain the same, as Joe Shearer (Turbett/Spruce Hill/Port Royal) was elected VP.


The vote for the officers was 7-1. One member was absent.



CIMINAL MISCHIEF


Pennsylvania State Police at Lewistown are investigating Criminal Mischief in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County.


PSP was summoned to the Tuscarora Township Building were the township reported that they have had multiple road signs cut and stolen at various locations.


Anyone with information on the destruction of Tuscarora Township road signs are asked to call PSP at Lewistown.



ARMAGH TOWNSHIP DISPUTE


A 36 year old male was arrested for a warrant and had their firearms seized from a residence on Lockes Mills Road in Armagh Township, Mifflin County.


PSP was dispatched to the residence for a reported dispute on November 16 at 8:33pm. The incident remains under investigation.




PennDOT Details District 2 Construction Season Wrap-Up


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the many highway improvements that took place across the region during the 2022 construction season, in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter Counties.

Overall highlights in the 2022 construction season for District 2 included:

  • approximately 157 miles of paving

  • approximately 49 bridges were repaired or replaced

  • approximately 440 miles of roadway were seal coated

District Executive Tom Zurat said, "This year District 2 funded over $112 million on over 80 construction projects in our region." "We appreciate the patience our customers show us as our staff works hard to maintain, improve, and enhance state-owned roads and bridges across our 9 counties"

Notable projects that have been completed this year include:

  • I-80 bridge replacements at the 123/Woodland interchange and reconstruction on SR 970 in Clearfield County, $18 million;

  • Route 322 widening, safety improvements, and addition of a turn lane near Philipsburg in Clearfield County, $8.1 million

  • I-80 local interchange for SR 26/I-80 in Centre County east of I-80 exit 161, $52 million;

  • Safety improvement project for Routes 64/550 intersection realignment in Centre County, $3.7 million;

  • Route 150 City of Lock Haven signal upgrades in Clinton County, $2.8 million

  • Safety improvement project for Routes 26/45 near State College; $5 million;

  • Winslow Hill Local Roadway Paving project/T-520 in Elk County; enhancement of pedestrian movements, emergency vehicle accommodation, drainage, and guide rail through elk viewing area; $2.8 million;

  • SR 3023/A03 in Juniata County; bridge replacement over Tuscarora Creek in Lack Township; $2 million; BIL funds directed to other projects made this one possible.

  • SR 219/537; Highway restoration in the City of Bradford, Bradford Township, and Foster Township; $5.7 million; $1.3 million came from the BIL;

  • SR 22/721; Highway resurfacing in Oliver Township, Granville Township, and McVeytown Borough in Mifflin County; $1.3 million; $1 million coming through BIL;

  • SR 144/A03; Bridge replacement over Ives Run in Abbott Township, Potter County; $998,000; Notable projects that will continue next year are:

  • SR 3014/153; highway restoration and drainage of Atherton Street in State College; $30 million ($2.5 is BIL);

  • SR 322/P50; bridge preservation over Clearfield Creek east of Clearfield; $1.2 million, totally covered by the BIL;

  • SR 255/N47; Safety improvement at 11 signal locations in City of DuBois and Sandy Township; $1.2 million;

  • SR 120/325; Paul Mack Boulevard Highway lighting improvements to replace existing, deteriorated lighting and incorporate LEDs; $2 million funded by BIL;

  • SR 219/ST5/2-22/ST52; Resurfacing in McKean County, stretching from SR 59 intersection north toward Lewis Run (including Lantz Corners intersection); project made possible when BIL funding went to other projects;

  • SR 1011/A05; Bridge replacement over Genesee River in Bingham Township, Potter County; $1 million, with more than $837,000 covered by the BIL;

  • SR 1005/720 Highway resurfacing/betterment project from Electric Avenue to Market Street in Lewistown Borough, Mifflin County; $5.4 million;

Information about infrastructure in District 2, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D2Results.

Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.


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