January 19, 2018 Secretary Jen Snyder
EMERGENCY BRIDGE CLOSING
The bridge on T-419 Lower Georges Valley Road over Muddy Creek is now closed until further notice. We will post more information as it becomes available. This bridge is located at the 1000 block of Lower Georges Valley Road.
January 25, 2018 Supervisor Keri Miller
LOWER GEORGES VALLEY BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATE: The 23-foot bridge that spans Muddy Creek on Lower Georges Valley Road (T-419) has been closed until further notice as a result of a recent, post-flood inspection. The township has been working with engineers and PennDOT on the bridge’s deteriorating rating for over 10 years. The estimated cost of replacing the bridge is nearly $2,000,000. Federal and state funding for the replacement of the bridge has been secured through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for 95% of the cost, and the Centre County Commissioners have agreed to cover the majority of the 5% match required by the township for the TIP funding. Due to the amount of engineering and other elements necessary for the project, Penn DOT estimates that it may be two to three years before the replacement project is complete. Drivers should use Harter Road (T-464) and Penns Creek Road (SR2012) to access Lower Georges Valley Road.
January 31, 2018 Supervisor Keri Miller
LGVR Bridge: Thank you for all of your comments and concerns regarding the bridge closure. In order to better inform the community of the "why" and "how" behind the timeline leading up to the bridge closure and what the project may look like moving forward, we have asked the following people involved in the process to give a presentation at our February 8th Board of Supervisors meeting – Mike Bloom, Senior Transportation Planner, Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization @ Centre County Planning; Community Development Office; and Kurt Brungard, P.E., C.B.S.I Director, Bridge Safety Inspections and Maintenance @ Larsen Design Group.
Please join us at 6:30pm on February 8th in room 106 at the Old Gregg School to learn more about this project and other business pertaining to our community.