Public Works

 

Services

The Public Works department provides ongoing maintenance services for the County's roads, bridges, buildings, parks and sidewalks.  As part of this effort, they remove snow, mow grass, remove brush and trees, and fill potholes on an ongoing basis.  The County employs students during the summer for a wide range of tasks from power washing bridges to weed wacking around buildings.  In addition, there are larger projects that need approval, civil design and permitting. 

See below for information on these projects.  Also listed below are County roads and properties.

Projects

Convention Center Blvd - #105

Anticipated start: Summer 2018
Scope: Drainage
Status: Design and permitting stage.
Location: Runs in front of the Convention Center from rt 36 to Plank road.

Bells Gap Run Bridge - #36

Anticipated start: June 2018
Scope: Being rebuilt
Location: Spans Bells Gap Run in Antis Township

Fisherville Bridge - #66

Anticipated start: Summer 2018
Scope: Being rebuilt
Location: Spans Colver Creek in Woodbury Township

Blair County Bridge - #69

Anticipated start: Summer 2018
Scope: Redo Underpinning
Status: Subject to permitting
Location: Spans South Dry Run in Freedom Township

Friesville Bridge - #10

Possible start: 2020
Status: In design phase
Location: Spans South Poplar Run in Greenfield Township

County Roads & Properties

Roads

#101 - 7.2 miles long

    From the Turkey Hill store at Roaring Spring off Rt 99 to the Sheetz at Claysburg.

#102 - 0.8 miles long

    From the entrance to Valley View Homes and Honda Dealership off of Pleasant valley blvd, then circles around and turns left at the Y to Valley View till it meets the road at Dean Patterson dealership, Altoona.

#103 - Airport Entrance Road: 0.5 miles long

    From Rt 866 to the intersection with Aviation Way, Martinsburg.

#104 - Cranberry Road: 1.4 miles long

    From the intersection of Rt 866 and Cranberry road and continues on Cranberry road 1.4 miles to Orchard Lane, Martinsburg.

#105 - Convention Center Blvd: 0.9 miles long

    From Rt 36, then goes past the Convention Center to the intersection with Plank Road, Altoona.

#105A - Convention Center Drive: 0.2 miles long

    From Rt 105 to the Convention Center parking lot in Altoona.

     

Properties

911/Emergency Management Center

    615 4th Street, Altoona

Brush Run Park

    Park Avenue and Frankstown Road, Altoona

Coroner

    1414 4th Street, Altoona

County Prison

    419 Market Square Aly, Hollidaysburg

Courthouse

    423 Allegheny Street, Hollidaysburg

Magesterial District Judge Offices

    311 Union Street, Hollidaysburg

    5628 East Pleasant Valley Blvd, Tyrone

    5929 California Avenue, Altoona

    2601 5th Avenue, Altoona

    615 4th Street, Altoona

Public Works Buildings

    281 Loop Road, Hollidaysburg

Contact

423 Allegheny Street
Suite 441 A
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 693-3030

BLAIR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Bruce Erb: berb@blairco.org

Terry Tomassetti: ttomassetti@blairco.org

Ted Beam, Jr.: tbeam@blairco.org

CHIEF CLERK / COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Helen Schmitt: hschmitt@blairco.org

ASSISTANT CHIEF CLERK / ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

Nicole Hemminger: nhemminger@blairco.org