Broad Top area residents are invited to a special public forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Robertsdale to review PennDOT plans for the construction of a new bridge in Wood Township.

In an announcement made by Thomas Prestash, district executive at PennDOT’s District 9-0 office in Hollidaysburg, the public will have the opportunity to review plans and ask PennDOT officials questions about the bridge replacement project.

The session, which will run from 6-7:30 p.m., will take place in the RW&BT Fire Hall, just off Route 913 (6340 New Grenada Highway) in Robertsdale.

The public forum is being scheduled as PennDOT officials move ahead with the development of plans for the Great Trough Creek Bridge No. 2 Replacement project, Prestash explained.

According to the engineer, plans call for replacing the aged and deteriorating bridge located at the center of Robertsdale on the eastern end of the “company square.” The bridge takes Route 913 over Great Trough Creek.

Initial plans call for replacement of the two-lane conduit with minimal approach roadway work.

“During construction, current plans are to maintain traffic on the bridge using a single alternating lane,” explained the PennDOT engineer.

A proposed timetable along with plans for the bridge project will be available at the Dec. 11 session. Individuals and representatives of area organizations, etc. are invited to attend the public plans display, at which time they will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments.

Visitors may attend the meeting, which will be organized, in an open house format session, during the meeting hours.

For additional information about the public plans display, contact PennDOT project manager Tracey Farabaugh at 696-6841.

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