MEDIA ALERT Ceremony To Be Held Friday Re-Naming Route 219 Bridge in Honor of The Late John Vatavuk

Senator Pat Stefano, Representative Carl Walker Metzgar, Representative Matthew Dowling and Janet Vatavuk will hold a bridge-naming ceremony in honor of John Vatavuk at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30 in the Meyersdale High School Auditorium, located at 1349 Shaw Mines Road, Meyersdale PA. 

The U.S 219 Buffalo Creek Bridge will be named for Vatavuk, a native of Johnstown who retired in 2007 from the North Star School District, where he taught for 36 years.

John was a champion for the completion of Route 219 from Somerset to Meyersdale. The section of highway he passionately advocated for was opened in October of 2018, fulfilling a significant part of his longtime dream of seeing it constructed all the way to the Maryland border.


CONTACT: Jake Gery