The state Department of Transportation will showcase both finished and unfinished projects at its open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. next Thursday.
After September's flooding, PennDOT accelerated projects to open roads and bridges as quickly as possible.
"We want to highlight our flood recovery efforts," said Christopher J. Neidig, senior civil engineer supervisor.
Some of the projects to be discussed are the Slabtown Bridge over Loyalsock Creek, which was irreparably destroyed and is expected to open by Thanksgiving; the DuBoistown Bridge over the Susquehanna River, which is expected to open later this year; and the safety improvement project on Montgomery Pike, of which the second of three contracts is expected to conclude November 2013.
The open house will be held at the district office, 715 Jordan Ave., Montoursville.
The reason for the open house is to show the community that PennDOT does more than "plow snow and fill potholes," said Rick Mason, PennDOT spokesman.
IF YOU GO:
WHAT: PennDOT?open house and job fair
WHEN: 5-7:30 p.m. April 26
WHERE: PennDOT District 3 office, 715 Jordan Ave., Montoursville
Among the displays will be PennDOT equipment, including a bridge inspection crane, surveying gear and a herbicide truck.
"There are a tremendous amount of things we do behind the scenes," Mason said.
Also during the open house, computers will be set up to take applications for winter help, said Roberta J. Reitz, labor relations coordination.
By the middle to late May, training will begin for its fall and winter employees. Those employees will need a Class B commercial driver's license. Summer employees do not need one because they do more labor.
"The full-time staff comes from the temporary staff we have," Reitz said. "That's how we fill the pool."
For those who cannot attend but still want to apply, computers are available at each county PennDOT office.