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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Two Potter County Highway Projects Approved

Two Potter County Highway Projects Approved

highwayworkTwo highway sections in Potter County have been targeted for badly needed repairs by PennDOT in the near future. At last month’s meeting of the Northcentral Pennsylvania Rural Transportation Planning Committee, members approved PennDOT’s proposal to spend about $2.1 million repairing a 3.8-mile section of Rt. 2002 (West Branch Road) near Germania Station, southwest of Galeton near the Lyman Run Road intersection; and 2.7 miles of Rt. 1008 (California Branch Road), off Rt. 49 in northeastern Potter County.

Committee members also decided to turn to social media to solicit public input on the multi-million dollar decisions they make for highway and bridge projects in the counties of Potter, Cameron, McKean, Elk, Clearfield and Jefferson. A company was retained to establish a website accommodating public comment and sharing specific information on transportation options. The site will debut later this month. 

On a related note, townships, boroughs and cities in the six counties are being asked to assign priority to bridges as part of the committee’s ranking system. Potter County Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich completed her two-year term as committee chair. She’ll be succeeded by Dick Castonguay of Sandy Township.

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