2017

Butler-Freeport Community Trail

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PennDOT provided a $760,000 grant for the multi-community Butler-Freeport trail improvement project, which PennDOT is overseeing. The project includes repavement of the 10 to 11 miles of the 21-mile trail, which is expected to be completed in August. The project area extends from Herman in Summit Township, south through Jefferson, Winfield, Buffalo and South Buffalo Townships and Freeport. The extensive use of the Butler-Freeport Community Trail, as well as erosion from severe weather, had diminished the trail surface, thus requiring improvements to the trail and its drainage system. Erosion of the trail surface has also lead to a potential safety…

Going that Extra Mile

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Allegheny Mineral Corp. overland conveyor project featured in the July publication of Rock Products Magazine. Rock Products Magazine – July 2017 Edition

Freeport High Field

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After a decade of discussion and 3 ballot rejections by voters, a new $4.8 million complex featuring an eight-lane track and an athletic field for lacrosse, field hockey and football was approved. The project was funded by $2.3 million in donations raised by Tri-Town Track and Field, a citizen group supporting the project. The donation includes a $1.3 million pledge from the Nike Corporation. The school district was responsible for the remaining $2.1 million. The field turf utilizes the more expensive Nike Grind instead of crumb rubber, the most common type of artificial field surface. Allegheny Mineral provided Sport Field…

Glade Mill Lake

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The $2.8 million restoration construction was recently completed on the 52-acre Glade Mill Lake in Middlesex Township, Butler County. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission drained the lake in June 2011 because the dam was leaking. Not long after, local residents founded the Glade Run Lake Conservancy. Officials credited conservancy members’ tenacity and enthusiasm for generating and sustaining support for the project. The Fish and Boat Commission pledged $2 million to the project, and former Gov. Tom Corbett dedicated $2 million in state money. The conservancy raised more than $300,000 in donations, including $30,000 from Middlesex Township and $110,000 from…