A bridge repair project on Route 3002 will get underway next week in Juniata County. The bridge spans Lost Creek, near the intersection of William Penn Highway and Cuba Mills Road. PennDOT says work is expected to start Monday (July 15th). The bridge will be repaired one side at a time, making use of the turning lane as a through-lane. Work will begin on the westbound lane heading toward Route 22. Once completed, work will move to the eastbound lane. Traffic controls will also include a 10-foot width restriction. The work is a different project than one nearby on Route 3002 that began last month. That bridge, near Airport Road, was closed July 8th, with a detour in place.
In Mifflin County, the new Route 322 westbound off ramp at the Burnham/Yeagertown interchange is open to traffic. The contractor will be removing the old ramp next week.
Pennsylvania’s current wildlife faces a variety of threats often related to both natural and human-caused factors. Diseases like Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), mange, and tuberculous have the potential to significantly affect wildlife populations. Though spread naturally, the threat is increased when wildlife is unnaturally concentrated. Humans feeding wildlife can escalate the problem. A citizens advisory committee recently assisted the Pennsylvania Game Commission in proposing possible solutions to the problems associated with wildlife feeding. The Game Commission is hosting multiple open-houses to encourage the public to learn more about the issue. An open house will be held Wednesday, July 31st, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Game Commission Southcentral Regional Office, on William Penn Highway in Huntingdon.