2011-07-14 / Local & State

Nesting Bald Eagles Halt Pa. Highway Project

Nesting bald eagles have put a temporary halt to work on a central Pennsylvania highway project.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the birds are nesting about 450 feet from the Route 30 project in York County.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says crews will have to wait until Aug. 2 to remove the old asphalt and resurface the road so they don’t disturb the eaglets.

The project was expected to wrap up in May, but PennDOT spokesman Greg Penny says it has now been extended through September.

This is the second project in the county that has been delayed in recent years due to nesting bald eagles.

In the summer of 2008, PennDOT had to wait to start work on a $5.8 million bridge over the Susquehanna River.

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