Open house, plans display set

for North Juniata Street project

PennDOT will conduct an Open House and Plans Display to inform the public of the proposed Route 22 and North Juniata Street Intersections Improvements Project in the Borough of Hollidaysburg.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. July 17 at the PennDOT District 9-0 office at 1620 N. Juniata St. in the borough.

The project is intended to relieve congestion, reduce driver confusion, provide a safe and accessible route for pedestrians through the intersection and a nearby railroad grade crossing and provide a safe and reliable river crossing.

The meeting will provide the public the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed projects. Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be available to answer questions and receive comments.

People with knowledge of historic resources in the project area have been asked to attend the meeting.

Representatives of PennDOT and the project team will be available to answer questions. Comments from individuals, groups and organizations will be welcome.


Cottles Asphalt to begin work

on Bells Gap Run Bridge replacement

PennDOT has announced that prime contractor Cottles Asphalt Maintenance Inc. of Everett will begin work on July 16 on the Becker Road Bells Gap Run Bridge Replacement Project in Antis Township and Bellwood Borough.

Work includes the removal and replacement of the existing structure that carries Becker Road over Bells Gap Run. The existing bridge is to be replaced with a single span box beam bridge on the existing alignment. Roadway approach work and drainage upgrades also will be completed as a part of the project.

A detour will be in place in conjunction with the emergency bridge repair on Route 4018, also known as Lower Riggles Gap Road.

The bridge will be closed during construction, and a 6-mile signed detour route will be implemented. The detour route will follow Becker Road to Lower Riggles Gap Road to Route 4015 (Grandview Road) to Route 865.

All work on the $974,531 project is expected to be completed by October 2018.

From Mirror staff reports