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Elected officials ‘optimistic’ on Route 15 bypass funding

April 4, 2013

SHAMOKIN DAM — After a variety of obstacles delayed its creation, it was announced Wednesday that the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway could finally get the funding needed to make the project a......

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eriklatranyi

Apr-04-13 5:51 AM

We've been teased with this before....then the Philly or Pitts lawmakers steal the money for their cesspools.

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MrShaman

Apr-04-13 6:18 AM

"Both Everett and state Sen. E. Eugene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, said the project would have a positive effect on all of the economies in the area.

"As far as economic development, there would not be a bigger impact," Yaw said on the project.

Yaw also was intrigued by the number of jobs the project could create, saying it was "astounding" to think about.

And with more truck traffic in the area because of gas drilling, Mark Murawski, president of the Route 15 Coalition, said the project was needed. He called Wednesday's announcement the coalition's "finest hour."

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We've (actually) found a PULSE??!!!

It's possible the MALAISE (of the BU$HCO Years), IS OVER??!!!!!

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See:

Could Bush Really Be To Blame For Running The Economy?

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WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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billybob

Apr-04-13 7:35 AM

They forgot to mention the economic development of the losses to the businesses of Shamokin****when all the traffic will then go around them.

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MrShaman

Apr-04-13 8:03 AM

"They forgot to mention the economic development of the losses to the businesses of Shamokin****when all the traffic will then go around them." - billybob

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You need to travel, a "little"-bit-more.

There are NUMEROUS examples (nationwide) of smaller-towns evolving into walk-and-shop towns...like they were, long before the main-drag turned into a survival-challenge for pedestrians.

West, of here, from the Rockies...westward...they've BEEN going thru this transition, since the early-to-mid-'80s. Small cities (as-opposed-to small towns), long-ago started doing what's being done, here; turning upper-stories (of older buildings) into loft-style apartments.

People can say what they want, about the Mayor...but, he's OBVIOUSLY done some traveling, and SEEN what can be accomplished in this city, and...those OTHERS (of us), who'd done the same (i.e. "breached" the borders of our backyard, and lived other places) are saying "FINALLY!!!"

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qwerty

Apr-04-13 8:16 AM

"They forgot to mention the economic development of the losses to the businesses of Shamokin****when all the traffic will then go around them."

The negative aspect on business won't be that great, if at all. People who will use the bypass will be those travelling Rt 15 south to Harrisburg and back. I doubt those people are now likely to think, "I need to buy a new Ford" or "I should stop at Target and look around" while they are sitting in traffic. Those businesses will be fine. It will less congested and less stressful to drive along that stretch of road which might actually encourage more people who have the intention of shopping to travel that road, once the through traffic is reduced.

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jeff33

Apr-04-13 8:37 AM

About TIME!

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Galumph

Apr-04-13 9:19 AM

I agree, Jeff33, but the governor can still pull the rung out from under us.

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fromtheport

Apr-04-13 9:57 AM

I agree with qwerty

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CaveFelem

Apr-04-13 10:11 AM

This can't come soon enough. I got caught in the detour on March 22 due to the fire on Route 15. It was miserable.

I don't believe a bypass will impact the businesses much if at all. Some people traveling North and South on 15 are simply trying to get from Point A to Point B. Others purposely go to the area to shop. If anything, it will make it easier for shoppers to get in and out.

Once a bypass is built, if they have to detour traffic from the bypass, it will just have to go back on old Route 15 instead of a 2 lane cowpath road with multi-mile backups.

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wwhickok

Apr-04-13 11:06 AM

Roads, Road Congestion, and the like are all things I've felt for quite some time needed major improvement, $558M is a lot of money, but as long as they do it right the first time, I haven't got a problem with this, things of this nature are long overdue.

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pitt2philly

Apr-05-13 12:01 AM

Eriklatranyi, the economic output per capita of the cesspools far exceeds that of your average hillbilly. Stop believing what you see on TV, both areas have issues, but without them, PA would be irrelevant.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-05-13 7:00 AM

pitt2philly:

Sorry, with the Marcellus Shale, our area is now a larger source of revenue for transit projects.

You are wrong.

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