Routes 220/405 study results coming

The intersection of Routes 220 and 405 in Hughesville is a daily mess for some people who must deal with the skewed angle there and one stop sign regulating heavy traffic that often includes large trucks.

On Sept. 17, anyone who travels through the intersection will have a chance to speak their mind to representatives of the state Department of Transportation and consultants who have been studying the intersection.

A public meeting will be held at the Hughesville High School cafeteria at 6 p.m. that evening.

PennDOT and consultants Gannett Fleming will present the results from traffic studies conducted at the intersection, studies that were presented to public officials in June.

No timetable is set for whatever work might be done on the intersection, according to Jay Cunningham, PennDOT District 3-0 assistant executive for design.

“The purpose of the study is to look at how the intersection functions now,” Cunningham said. “We have nothing programmed there and no money available beyond study costs. We don’t know when those monies might be available to advance the project.”

From the studies conducted thus far, PennDOT has some idea of “the direction of flow between two intersections, and how certain directions and legs of intersection have peak flows versus low volume,” Cunningham said. “We have some data, a good sense of how the intersection functions, and we’re looking for feedback at the public meeting as to what folks’ experience at the intersection is in general, how they think it functions.”

Anyone may go online and complete a survey about the intersection at Enter survey number m42766KI66241.