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Transportation plans to be aired

on February 25, 2014 10:45 AM

State Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana; state Rep. Sam Smith, R-Punxsutawney; state Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Ford City; and state Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, invite residents to learn more about planned transportation projects at an initiatives display on Thursday at the Indiana County Technology Center, White Township, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will be held in an open-house style, allowing residents to come and go throughout the duration. No reservations are necessary and light refreshments will be served.

“Governor Tom Corbett worked closely with the Legislature in the passage of a transportation bill that will vastly improve the quality of our local roads and bridges throughout the next decade,” Reed said. “This informational session is a great way for folks to see what the extra transportation funding means for them and for Indiana County.”

Indiana County will see $500 million in funding through this transportation revitalization plan over the next decade.

Included in that figure is the replacement of more than 140 bridges across the county.

“I know many people are extremely interested in learning what the future holds for our area, especially with the enactment of transportation funding package,” said White. “This forum will not only give them the chance to find out what plans are in place, but they will have the chance to talk with the experts about these projects in detail. I hope everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to, literally and figuratively, see the road ahead of us.”

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