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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - December 31, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 26 Bedford 1971 1 i Bedford county help if state agrees thru Way could get boost state police reported a relatively smooth Holiday traffic flow at Breeze two troopers from the county detail directed traffic coming off interstate 70 All there was no police Only one county Accident was reported just after Midnight an unidentified vehicle forced Joseph Hershberger of Bedford off Sunnyside Road causing damage to his 72 despite appearances to the Turnpike officials say the million project begun last summer is nearly Complete halted by cold median barriers and guard rails will be put in this the appalachian thruway got a potential boost last week when five sections in the which would com plete it were included in the states six year plan by the transportation Federal Money is and the sections priority puts them in line for next years state capital planning is still 39 percent and could delay construction even when the Money is further complicating the picture is the hassle at the Duncansville still very much in the this a woman walking her dog was upset when the Puppy began to bark at a dog Barking in a turning she was amazed to see Santa in driving the it was and there was no indication where Santa was but he had temporarily lost his fire destroyed a two Story Frame House owned by Alex Paolini of Bedford on the Koontz own Road in Somerset firemen from Holsopple and Hooversville partial insurance covered a Bloodmobile visit at Imler netted 33 pints of there were 20 firs time the Bloodmobile visits Everett a car driven by James Kegg of Bedford was demolished Early wednesday morning when it struck the Narrows Bridge on 30 East of Kegg was Unin Borough after investigating a shooting in front of the county jail late wed were confronted with on Page 4 Byne drear the appalachian thruway could get a vital shot in the the state has the Federal if it will apply the Penn Sylvania share of the Appalachia Highway system is now guaranteed through on a 5050 Matching that would mean at least Bedford county six remaining thruway projects Are on the priority but planning has been stalled for nearly two last the state transportation commission revised its priority list on Appalachia All five county thruway segments were Given a b priority priorities were assigned a through All a and b priority routes were placed on the states six year construction even though the county projects Are on the priority list and the 6year the Secretary of transportation must specifically order renewed the design work was 39 percent when Money ran Short in when Jacob Kassab took office Early this he ordered All planning on no programmed jobs he it was illegal to the department wants legislative authority for phase budgeting which would allocate Money specifically for planning not construction on those some funds have been approved for planning on District 9 in Somerset the county of Are not included in the state Capitol the earliest they could be included would be the next 197273 fiscal Shapp has not yet signed this years which includes several projects in Blair one from Somerset and one from Cambria Are also District Engineer Tom Colantino said wednesday he has Hopes that something May break for the county but stressed that the final decision is up to Secretary the county projects were assigned priorities 15 through 20 on the Penn Dot list prepared for the com Mission this Colantino Points out that at least ten of the Appalachia projects ahead of them on the list Are on this years capital that Means that next they would be in line for in approximately fifth through tenth on the District Appalachia priority if nothing 15a and 15b on the priority list Are the two sections of the appalachian thruway North of Cessna to the Blair county the latest costs estimates prepared by Penn Dot Peg each at a total Cost of the built at a total Cost of ends abruptly at the first Section is a mile piece of 4lane divided costing the second is a Section to the Blair county line costing at least two interchanges were originally planned in the Colson a transportation commission notified appalachian thruway president1 Robert Heiny of Williamsport that lie had the pleasure and Honor to Mke the motion that based on the increase in Federal funds which provide Pennsylvania with a total of approximately million of which million has not been that All a and b priority projects be included in the Appalachia he said the commission took action 15 to include enough projects to utilized All Federal funds on a 5050 or 70 30 Matching for con in a letter to appalachian thruway pointed out the Good news and then the bad that several segments in Centre county had been left off the priority plus two More in Tioga in a Telephone said that the thruway next the Duncansville is still an indefinite time away from planning is still going but is still Only 50 percent he it will take 6 months to a year to right of Way and other factors would delay it the main is the possibility of a forced redesigning based on the environmental aspects which have been the Center of a dispute for Over a year a Small but vocal group labelled save our schools sos has been battling the location of 22 which in a programmed through Gas Well site nearly ready the site for a new Gas Well on Chestnut Ridge above is nearly and a 110foot Texas Eastern Rig is in place the firm is nearing completion of leveling off the area for the drilling Delta drillers of will erect the the Well is expected to reach a depth of the company has acres wider lease along Chestnut

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