Beginning in mid-October, Met-Ed will employ an aerial tree topping saw to clear vegetation that could have a negative effect on the reliability of the electric service in your area. The saw is attached to a helicopter and will trim or remove dead, diseased, leaning or dying trees along the transmission (not distribution) rights-of-way. The helicopter-mounted saw will be in the area about three weeks and only in the following municipalities:
There will be a free tire collection for Berks County residents and farmers. The event will be held at two locations on Friday, November 2, 2018. For details and to set up an appointment, read and fill out the scheduling forms below, depending on the size of the tires you have:
A single tire can produce more than 10,000 mosquitoes in a single season. All mosquitoes need water to live and breed. Remove water…remove mosquitoes!
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED!
New Wyomissing Road Bridge Complete in Cumru Township
Berks County Bridge replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership
Allentown, PA – The new bridge carrying Wyomissing Road over Wyomissing Creek in Cumru Township, Berks County, that’s been under construction as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, is complete and open to traffic.
The new bridge opened to traffic at around 3:00 PM on Friday, October 5. Replacement work was performed by Doli Construction of Chalfont, PA.
The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.
This bridge is referred to as JV-172 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.