Project near completion, after eight year renovation

Philipsburg, Centre County, Pa. - The final items on the to-do list for the Cold Stream Dam in Philipsburg will soon be crossed off. The Borough Manager, Joel Wilson, says the eight year project is set to be completed by the end of the summer. However, that means the public will not have access to this purely recreational dam or it's surroundings, which include an amphitheatre and a children's playground. 

The 2.3 million dollar project first began back in 2009, when the old dam structure was deemed unsafe. Wilson says the construction crews and engineers are right on track with the projected timeline, despite the slow permit process. "People don't understand the whole process involved and how long the whole process takes," says Wilson. The project has been funded through federal grants and tax dollars. 

Wilson says, once open, there is plans to use the seven acres of water as a recreation area. He says, there's hopes of turning it in water that is safe to both swim and fish.

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