The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

February 15, 2013

In brief: Bridge work starts Monday

JOHNSTOWN — Beginning Monday, workers from Cottle’s Asphalt Management Co. of Everett will start demolition and tree trimming work toward replacement of the Route 4021 – Charles Street Bridge – over the Stonycreek River in Hooversville.

The initial phase of the work will take about two weeks to complete, then the contractor will reduce the current roadway to a single lane with a temporary traffic signal.

Construction of a new three-span bridge slightly upstream from the existing two-span bridge will be completed by May 2014, according to a PennDOT release.

The $2 million project will include resurfacing of roadway approaches, and guiderail, sidewalk and drainage upgrades.

Pike plazas offer free Wi-Fi

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Friday that free Wi-Fi Service is now available at all operational service plazas.

The amenity is being added to accommodate turnpike customers who wish to use smartphones, tablets, laptops or other portable devices to access the Internet while traveling, according to a commission release.

Customers can access the free Wi-Fi at the 15 operating service plazas and it will be available to the South Midway plaza in Bedford County and Highspire in Dauphin County when they reopen following renovations in May.

The Wi-Fi service is accessible only from inside the plaza buildings and users should select the name “HMSHost-WiFi.”

Money raised for dog’s surgery

Somerset-area residents have donated $5,530 in just a few weeks to help a German shepherd pup named Ethel, who needs hip surgery.

Rebecca Lindeman of Somerset said that donations continue to arrive. About $5,000 is needed for surgery when the veterinarian feels Ethel is ready. Donations beyond that amount will be held in trust for Ethel’s second hip surgery, she said. The goal is to continue to raise money to help other dogs with catastrophic needs, she said.

People can send donations to The Ethel Fund, Somerset Trust Co., P.O. Box 777, Somerset, PA 15501.

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