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Route 220 corridor safety study to begin

By SAVANNAH DEMPSEY

June 12, 2013

LINDEN — “A little bit of schizophrenia,” is what Mark Murawski, county transportation planner, calls the section Route 220 which runs from Linden to Jersey Shore....

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wmsptman

Jun-13-13 3:04 PM

I have to agree with billybob. This highway was designed and built as a four lane divided highway. Not as someone’s front street. Not a single driveway should have ever been attached to the highway. The state learned that lesson numerous times by doing so. The least expensive choice is to build township roads behind houses, parallel to the highway, with connection at major intersections. Right now they need a traffic light at Pine run. The last little upgrade at Pine Run should have included a traffic light. All the studies done there cost more then the traffic light, cost to install it, and power to run it for 10 years. grrrr

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MelanieR

Jun-13-13 11:23 AM

I live along 220 and the increase in traffic is significant and they seem to go faster and faster. The last study had them put at turn around in that requires drivers to go down hill in snow and ice and then go up hill and try to get up to speed before they get run over. It was safer to have the flat crossover where you could cross two lanes and wait at least you were on level ground and could see. They need to do something like they did up in Old Lycoming but that will take years and millions of dollars. I don't see anything changing anytime soon.

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billybob

Jun-12-13 2:45 PM

The answer is simple. There is an exit at 4th st. and a crossover near 287. Just close all the entrances/exits in between like a normal highway. Problem fixed. The local municipality can build some side roads to connect the existing roads on each side of 220. Best of all I'll save the tax payers a ton of money and only charge $100,000 for coming up with this solution.

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Zippie

Jun-12-13 9:19 AM

Rt 220 - is a highway.

Rt 15 - through S Williamsport is a highway.

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Rt 15 - through S Williamsport is 35 MPH w/ traffic lights.

Rt 220 - can be made 35 MPH w/ traffic lights.

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slickthedryfly

Jun-12-13 7:35 AM

Unlike SHS, the state don't like to use "by eminent domain" to build a highway. Rt. 220 will stay the same for another 20 years or so.

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bhalemail

Jun-12-13 6:59 AM

NOT ANOTHER STUDY!!! You've got to be kidding me. There have been at lest 6 studies in the last 10 years. Study the accident logs and unfortunate fatal accidents. Here's what they should do...take lawn chairs to the Harvest moon bowling alley parking lot. Sit there and watch the traffic from 6 AM until 6 PM. Rediculous! Build the bypass. It was about 10 yrs ago when they decided to build a bypass and Crazy Eddy Rendell took office and squashed it, saying no money to build it. Now we are going to study it again?

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MrShaman

Jun-12-13 6:42 AM

"Just build the bypass!" - eriklatranyi

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So (you) 'Baggers will have THAT to complain-about???

Maybe you could partner-up with local Libertarians, and get the job done...so there are no tax-dollars involved!!

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eriklatranyi

Jun-12-13 6:21 AM

Just build the bypass!

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