Routes 220/405 intersection to be studied by PennDOT

HUGHESVILLE – Borough Council received word that the state Department of Transportation will study the intersection at routes 220 and 405 for possible improvement.

The PennDOT study will be separate from the Muncy Area Corridor Access Management planning initiative that is considering future transit options over a seven-municipality region, which Borough Council voted to participate in at its Jan. 28 meeting.

“We need to notify (PennDOT) that they should include all the traffic that goes down Railroad, Broad and Cemetery streets,” Councilman Richard Smith said.

The borough received letters from the county commissioners and state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, that say the study should help facilitate a $15 million project by Wolf Township developer Carl Shultz that includes building a new 80-room hotel, single family apartments, a new restaurant and convenience store and improvements to the Big Dogz Sports Bar and Restaurant at 5010 Route 220.

In other business, council voted to advertise an ordinance that will raise the fine on tardy sidewalk snow removal that does not clear the whole width of the walk to $25.