Monthly Archives: March 2012

Traffic light might not be the solution for this intersection

One reader on SeeClickFix says a traffic light instead of a four-way stop is needed at the intersection of Bull and Canal roads because of too many crashes. Some drivers are running the stop signs when it’s not their turn … Continue reading

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Texting and driving: What?

OK, so texting while driving has been illegal in the great commonwealth of Pennsylvania for, what, a couple of weeks now. It’s been on the news. It’s been talked about on social media. People have texted one another about it. … Continue reading

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Graffiti gone on Hain Road bridge

The graffiti on the Hain Road bridge over Interstate 83 is gone! I drove past the span today, and it appears that crews have painted over it. Last week, crews tried to power wash the graffiti off the bridge, but … Continue reading

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Crews attempt to remove graffiti; it doesn’t work

Earlier this month I wrote about the graffiti on the Hain Road bridge over Interstate 83 in southern York County. It turns out this fix will be anything but easy. Crews tried power washing the bridge last week to remove … Continue reading

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Curious about the new Marcellus Shale Impact fee?

We may not have any Marcellus Shale in York County, but if you’re like me, you’re still wondering what this legislation will mean for the state. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Extension is offering a webinar at 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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Utility relocation slowed work on Plank Road bridge

A reader who asked why the Highland Avenue bridge in West York was behind schedule also wondered about the Plank Road bridge over Interstate 83 in Shrewsbury Township. Work on the Plank Road bridge resumed this week after being shut … Continue reading

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‘At your door’ collection for hazardous waste

Beginning this month, residents throughout the county now have the option of properly disposing of hazardous waste without leaving their homes. The York County Solid Waste Authority has started a new service called “At your door special collection.” This enables … Continue reading

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Why the Highland Avenue bridge is behind schedule

A reader sent me an email recently asking what is happening with the Highland Avenue bridge, which was supposed to reopen in December. The bridge in West York closed in August for a rehabilitation project. It was expected to be … Continue reading

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Pa. has plenty of road funding?

A recent column by officials with the Commonwealth Foundation out of Harrisburg suggests there is already adequate funding available to fix Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges — it just needs to be better prioritized. Here’s an excerpt: While Pennsylvania’s roads and … Continue reading

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Help clean up our world, or part of it, anyway

The York County Conservation District, and a bunch of other good folks, are planning to do two big cleanups this month. On March 24, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, PPL Corp and the Watershed Alliance of York will be cleaning up … Continue reading

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