Blair County’s new 911 enhancement project is ahead of schedule.
That was the word Tuesday from 911 Director Mark Taylor, who told county leaders that eight new communications towers have now been constructed at various sites throughout the area. The board approved the $7.5-million digital narrow-banding project approved last year.
Taylor says officials are on track to have the new system up and running by the fall.
The upgrade will allow first responders to have 99-percent coverage when it comes to emergency communications. Officials say the new tower sites are tamper-proofed and will be monitored around the clock by emergency dispatchers.