“I can guarantee this won’t be used for an Umiat road,” said DOT spokeswoman Meadow Bailey. Bailey said the proposed road is a far-off prospect, and extracting gravel for it now makes little sense. In fact, there’s been no decision on where the Road to Umiat would start. It may spur off the Dalton Highway at Galbraith Lake — stretching about 100 miles to Umiat — or it may start at two other points along a 200-mile stretch of the highway, according to an environmental landscape rocks houston impact statement the Army Corps is currently working on for the state, Bailey said.
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Bethlehem SteelStacks gravel lots being paved in time for Musikfest
The parking lot paving benefits not only ArtsQuest but Northampton Community College, the Steel Ice Center, the upcoming National Museum of Industrial History and other future site development, Hanna said. The authority is considering using some of the remaining TIF fund to pay for improvements at the nearby former Steel Iron Foundry, which if developed would be helped by the nearby parking lots, he said. Its something not only to help ArtsQuest with their immediate needs but to stimulate development, Hanna said. The redevelopment authority held off on paving the lots when it constructed other SteelStacks amenities in 2011 because the gravel lots had once been eyed for development, Hanna said.
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Motorcycle Crash Closes Gravel Pike
Posted by Brittany Tressler (Editor), July 21, 2013 at 09:58 pm Next Previous Slideshow Download A Philadelphia man broke his leg after striking a deer while driving a motorcycle on Gravel Pike Friday, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Storm Camara, 44, of Philadelphia, was traveling north on Gravel Pike at 5:50 a.m. on his Shadow Spirit VT1100C when he struck a deer near Iron Bridge Drive, according to police. Camara was taken by Trappe EMS to Paoli Hospital, and was treated for a broken leg, police said.
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Gravel Roads Injuring Amish Horses In Daviess County
The Amish in Daviess County say changes to the gravel roads have been injuring their horses. Daviess County Commissioners are pouring new gravel roads in hopes they can prevent further injury to Amish horses. Daviess County Highway Supervisor Phil Cornelius says the commissioners have been told that gravel used for many country roads has been getting stuck in horses hoofs, which can bruise the hoof or even cause the animal to become lame. We have been using the same size stone ever since Ive been here, which would be roughly 24 years, Cornelius says. Its just recently come to light because weve tried to add more rock on our roads in the last 2 years, so were getting more stone up on top rather than being embedded in the earth. To remedy the problem, county workers started pouring new gravel this week.
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