Area briefs


PennDOT to discuss Tyrone project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will conduct an open house and plans display to inform the public of the proposed bridge replacement project on Route 4027 (Pleasant Valley Boulevard) over Hutchinson Run in Snyder Township and Tyrone Borough.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tyrone Area Junior/Senior High School Auditorium, 1001 Clay Ave., Tyrone.

The proposed culvert replacement on Route 4029 (Clay Avenue) over Sink Run in Tyrone Borough also will be presented.

The Route 4027 project will use phased construction, and the Route 4029 project will use a detour.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed project. Representatives of PennDOT and the project team will be available to answer questions and receive comments.


Watershed association to meet

The new Moshannon Creek Watershed Association will hold an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the West Branch Room of the state Department of Environmental Protection Moshannon District Office in Philipsburg.

Discussion will center around what a watershed association is, cover information about the Moshannon Creek watershed, the new organization, what it will be doing and how the public can assist.

Parts of Moshannon Creek have poor water quality. Much of the main course of the stream and some of the tributaries are contaminated by mine drainage from abandoned coal and clay mines.

Moshannon Creek’s headwaters, and many of the tributary streams in the watershed, have clean water and wild trout populations.

The association’s mission is to protect the clean water streams and improve the streams with tainted water.


PennDOT to hold job fair

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 2, will host a job fair in Centre County from

1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Centre County Maintenance Office, 1000 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte.

PennDOT staff will be on hand to help with online applications, and attendees are encouraged to bring resumes.

Available winter positions include: CDL operators, who must have valid Pennsylvania CDL Class A or B with the Air Brake Restriction lifted; diesel/automotive mechanics, who must have a CDL; clerks, tradesman helpers and construction inspectors.

Computers will be available, and staff will be on hand to help interested participants navigate the electronic application system for both civil and non-civil service opportunities.

For information, visit www.penndot.gov/District2.

From Mirror staff reports