Board approves Inverness Lane Bridge reconstruction
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The cost of the bridge is $500,000, but Hoffman assured the board that 100 percent of the reconstruction costs would be covered by the Federal Emergency Man- agement Agency and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance program.
The reconstruction was originally planned to begin in April, but during the March board meeting Hoffman told commissioners PEMA representatives and the township’s transportation engineer and SODnninJ firP, 0F0DhRn $ssRFiDWHs, hDG concerns about whether the reconstruc- WiRn RI ,nvHrnHss LDnH BriGJH wRuOG EH fully covered by the grant. While all grant funds came through, the project was required to be rebid.
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