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Tree Trimming to Start in Mifflin County

01/19/2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is advising motorists that work to trim and remove trees could start as early as this week on three roads in Mifflin County. This work will enhance motorist safety and extend the useful life of the roadway surface.

Locations for this work are:

Entirety of Route 3007 (Wakefield Road) in Oliver Township near McVeytown
Entirety of Route 3009 (Furnace Road) in Oliver Township near McVeytown
Section of Route 103 between McVeytown and Newton Hamilton
 
Work is expected to last for several weeks but could extend through spring. Work will occur on weekends if necessary.

Tree trimming and tree removal provide “daylighting” to the roadway, allowing sunlight to speed snow and ice melt during the winter months. It also enhances sight distance at some locations and lessens the potential for old and dead trees to fall onto the road. 

Motorists may encounter short delays as roadway flaggers enforce an alternating traffic pattern during this operation. Drivers should remain alert for flaggers and stopped or slowed traffic.

All work will be done during daylight hours and is weather dependent. Patriot Tree Surgeons of Allentown, PA is the contractor for this job.

Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
 
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MEDIA CONTACT:  Marla Fannin (814) 765-0423

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