Fifty (50) municipalities in Pennsylvania will receive over $15.6 million to support traffic signal upgrades through PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” program.  The grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals.  In Mifflin County, Granville Township will receive more than $80,000 ($80,112.50) for upgrading the WalMart traffic signal.  Huntingdon Borough was awarded more than $214,000 ($214,400) for detection upgrades at four traffic signals along Penn Street.

 

Starting Monday (July 12th), bridge work will begin on Route 3018 (Smokey Hollow Road) near the village of East Waterford in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County. Work will require closure of the bridge and a detour will be in place.  Other bridge work locations include Route 3017 (Academia Road) near the village of Academia in Beale Township, and Route 75 in Spruce Hill Township.  In Mifflin County, work will take place on Route 103, two miles southwest of Lewistown in Granville Township. PennDOT anticipates completing work on all four bridges by November.

 

Sobriety Checkpoints continue throughout July in Juniata County.  State Police units are patrolling to deter impaired drivers on area roadways.  Along with the checkpoints, other roving and mobile enforcement details will be conducted throughout the month.  Motorists are reminded to drive sober and conduct themselves responsibly.

 

SEDA-COG housing rehabilitation grants offer an opportunity for general contractors to work with Commonwealth municipalities.  Contractor projects includes structural, roofing, plumbing, electrical, and heating jobs, along with energy-related improvements, and other work.  Housing rehabilitation bids typically range from $20,000 to $65,000, with timely payment to contractors.  SEDA-COG works with housing rehabilitation programs in several areas, including Juniata, Snyder, and Perry counties.  Contractors can contact SEDA-COG’s Danielle King at 570-524-4491, extension 7325, or email dking@seda-cog.org.