In the region

Construction postponed on Shade Road bridge

MCALISTERVILLE — This bridge is referred to as JV-54 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 impacts on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit Additional information on the project can be found at or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email

Harris offers veteran outreach hours

MIFFLINTOWN – Rep. Adam Harris (R-Mifflintown) will be offering veterans affairs outreach hours by appointment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, in his district office at 28 Industrial Circle in Mifflintown.

Dan Falls, an accredited field service officer from the American Legion Department of Pennsylvania, will be available to assist veterans with a variety of issues.

Falls will assist veterans in filing VA claims for disability compensation, disability increase and rating decision appeals, veteran or surviving spouse pension, burial and death benefits, addition of dependents, dependency and indemnity compensation, as well as other veterans’ benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive these services.

Appointments are necessary. To schedule an appointment with the field service officer or with any questions, call (717) 436-6001.