State Turnpike officials said they’ve installed additional controls near a construction site just outside McDonald as they prepare a plan for “permanent controls” to address flooding that’s harried locals since last year.

Turnpike Commission spokeswoman Renee Colborn said “the new plans will involve attempting to purchase affected properties and obtaining permits to do the additional work, which will take several weeks.”

“In the meantime, we will have crews on hand at every storm event to take care of any issues that occur due to potential flooding,” Colborn wrote in an email.

Just outside the borough in Cecil Township, Joseph B. Fay Co. is building a bridge that will span Route 980 as part of work on a 3.2-mile section of Southern Beltway between the Panhandle Trail and Cecil Reissing Road under a $90.6 million… Read the full story here: