Beginning on Monday May 4th, PennDOT will be returning to work on multiple construction projects in the Northwest Pennsylvania region. Some of these of these projects include work on Interstate 90 in Erie County’s Springfield Township, a bridge replacement project along New Castle – Mercer Road in Wilmington Township Mercer County, and several projects in the Erie County borough of Millcreek. Work on these projects will be in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health.
Many Pennsylvanians are dealing with uncertainty that can affect both their physical and mental health during this time of crisis and though some areas will soon be relaxing restrictions there is still a need to address these problems. Residents of the Commonwealth facing problems with food insecurity can contact organizations like Feeding PA at (717)724-3194, or Hunger-Free Pennsylvania at (724)941-1472. For issues with paying for utilities due to being out of work or other expenses you can contact the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission Hotline at 1-800-692-7380. There is also the United Way’s 211 service which can help with a variety of issues.
For mental health you can call the Pennsylvania Support and Referral Helpline at (1-855)284-2494 or the National Disaster Distress Helpline at (1-800)985-5990. There is also the PA Crisis Text Line which you can reach by texting PA to 741741 and the Crawford County Crisis line by calling (814) 724-2732 or (1-888) 275-7009, option 2.