The Berks County Conservation District Mosquito-Borne Disease Program will be conducting a truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation in Cumru, Kenhorst, Mohnton, and Shillington Townships and Boroughs. Residential and recreational areas will be sprayed for adult mosquitoes. The control work will begin around dusk on Wednesday, September 12th.
High populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting WNV have been detected in these areas.
The truck mounted ULV spray will be conducted by Berks County Conservation District. I will be on-site for the application. The business license for Berks County is BU 1391. The product used will be DeltAGard applied at a rate of 1.0 oz/ac. This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.
Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation. If this operation is cancelled, it will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 13th
Flooding Delays Completion of New Wyomissing Road Bridge in Cumru Township
Allentown, PA -- The scheduled restoration of the bridge carrying Wyomissing Road over Wyomissing Creek in Cumru Township, Berks County, has been delayed until mid-to-late September. The bridge was previously scheduled to be completed in late August. However, flooding at the bridge site has adversely affected the construction schedule.
Motorists will continue to be detoured around the bridge closure by way of Mohnton Boulevard, F Skip Zerbe Street, E. Madison Street, N. Church Street, Fairmont Avenue, Old Lancaster Pike to US 222, Mohns Hill Road and Vermont Road until the new bridge opens.
In the event of more unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may still change.
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, visit www.parapidbridges.com. Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at www.p3forpa.pa.gov or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.