Noteworthy: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
POTTSVILLE - The North Central Highway Safety Network's Regional DUI Enforcement Group and the Coal Township Police Department have announced roving patrols or sobriety checkpoints to be conducted today through Sept. 3 on Routes 61, 225, 125, 487, 901 and 147, or other connecting roadways to municipalities.
Travelers are reminded to report drunk drivers by dialing 911. To report underage drinking, call 1-888-UNDER-21.
Creature feature show
BARNESVILLE - A live animal presentation will be given by Pam Ulcny, biology teacher at Tri Valley Jr./Sr. High School, at the Locust Lake Amphitheatre at 6 p.m. Aug. 30.
During her 17 year tenure, Ulicny has collected a classroom full of different species of exotic invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles for educational purposes. In her "Mrs. U-Zoo Revue," she will discuss specialized niches and adaptations, biodiversity and responsible pet care.
All children must be accompanied by an adult and the program will be moved to the program shelter in case of inclement weather.
Little Roaring Creek Road Bridge Replacement Starts June 10
Montoursville - A PennDOT bridge crew in Northumberland County will begin a bridge replacement project on Route 2001 (Little Roaring Creek Road) at the Northumberland/Montour county line on Tuesday June 10.
The existing 33'-long bridge was built in 1900 and is currently classified as structurally deficient. The bridge carries the road over Little Roaring Creek, about a mile south of Boyd Station Road or about 2.5 miles north of Route 54, and connects Rush and Mayberry townships.
This work will include redirecting Little Roaring Creek, removing the existing bridge, placing a new precast rigid-frame box culvert, pouring new curbs, upgrading guiderail, and paving the box and both roadway approaches.
While the work is underway, the road will be closed and traffic detoured to Sharp Ridge Road and Susquehanna Road.
The new bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic by late July.
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