Woodward Township supervisors talk Route 220

LINDEN – At their meeting Wednesday night the Woodward Township supervisors discussed the meeting the state Department of Transportation is holding next week for public input about proposed changes to Route 220 to try and reduce traffic accidents and fatalities.

Supervisor Wayne Robinson said he felt the process was happening too fast and, if PennDOT decides to close off several access points along Route 220, it would pose difficulties for residents and businesses in the township.

Robinson entertained the idea of reducing speed limits along the highway and adding more traffic lights instead of closing off roads.

Chairman Alan Worth countered, saying that closing off access points has been statistically proven to reduce traffic conflicts.

“We have to support an effort to make this highway safer,” Worth said

In other business, the township sold a tractor for $60,000 to Middlecreek Township in Snyder County.

The supervisors will not be meeting next week on the customary third Wednesday of the month because they will be attending the PennDOT meeting at the Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Co., 4147 Route 220 North.

The meeting is open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.