Shamokin banner deadline today

SHAMOKIN - Today is the deadline for those wanting to purchase a banner as part of the Citizens for a Better Community (CBC) Hometown Heroes Banners project.

Call Angie Arnold at 648-6294 to order.

CBC plans to have the 2-by-4-foot banners on light poles in time for Memorial Day.

They can be purchased by family members or businesses and will include the name and photo of the person, their rank and branch of service, any foreign wars they fought in, and the name of the person or business who purchased the banner. Cost is $200.

The banners will fly until around Thanksgiving. After they are taken down, owners can take possession or have them flown again in successive years for $50 each time.

Safety project starts Monday

DANVILLE - A $644,850 safety improvement project along a section of Route 54 is set to start next week.

The safety improvements will extend the acceleration and turning lanes along Route 54 from just north of Montour Street to Route 11. The work will also include placing new drainage inlets, new concrete median and resurfacing of the existing roadway.

Prime contractor, HRI, Inc. will implement lane closures, one in each direction, on Monday. Use caution when entering the construction zone. Traffic patterns will change as the work progresses. This area has heavy traffic volumes; expect delays throughout the project.

The work under this project is scheduled to be completed and all lanes open to unrestricted traffic by July 17.

Drainage improvement scheduled

SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP - A PennDOT maintenance crew is scheduled to replace a large cross pipe beneath Hollow Road starting in two weeks.

The work will take place between Route 61 and Schoolhouse Road to replace an older metal pipe with new pipe, which will improve drainage beneath the roadway surface.

Hollow Road will be closed daily from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. starting on Wednesday, April 17. This work will take two to three days to complete. A red-arrow detour will be in effect using Route 61, Irish Valley Road and School House Road. School buses will be accommodated, if possible, while the work zone is active.