Area briefs


Frankstown traffic patterns to change

Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance of Everett will adjust traffic patterns Tuesday on the Route 22 Frankstown Intersection Project in Frankstown Township, PennDOT said.

On Tuesday, the contractor will begin work to remove and reconstruct the wall area through the cemetery. Traffic will be restricted on Route 22 to one lane through the Geeseytown Cemetery area utilizing temporary traffic signals. All work must be completed in this area prior to the start of the school year.

Work will include removal of the existing cemetery wall, installation of new precast retaining wall sections and full-depth reconstruction of the affected roadway, including subbase, pavement base drain and new pavement.

Overall work on the project consists of the realignment of Route 22, Frankstown Road, Reservoir Road and Locke Mountain Road.

Work on the $7.3 million project will be completed by October.

GOP hosting trainings for Republicans

The Blair County Republican Committee is hosting two trainings for local Republicans.

On Thursday, the group will offer a campaign finance and political fundraising training at 6 p.m. at the Blair Republican headquarters.

There will also be a training on how to use the Voter Outreach smart phone application.

On Aug. 5, the Republican Committee will host a grassroots “Get Out the Vote” training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The $25 registration fee includes lunch.

Participants must pre-register for both of these opportunities and be registered to vote Republican. For information, call or text 207-0011 or message the Blair Republicans on Facebook.