Monday, May 2, 2022

Columbia council rejects PennDOT request to maintain lights beneath Veterans Memorial Bridge

When: Columbia Borough Council meeting, April 26.

What happened: Council members unanimously voted to turn down a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation request to pay to maintain and replace lights that the state wants to install underneath the Veterans Memorial Bridge, which carries Route 462 over the Susquehanna River. However, council members said they would consider paying some of the electricity costs should lights be installed.

More info: The borough would pay between $2,000-$3,000 per year for electricity to run the lights on weekend nights all year and during mayfly season, Borough Manger Mark Stivers told council members. The state, though, wants the borough to pay for maintenance.

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