Community Concerns Over Detour Addressed

Falls Township – Following input received from Wyoming County business owners and community leaders, PennDOT has revised plans for a 29-mile detour on State Route 92, according to Sen. Lisa Baker and Rep. Karen Boback.

Earlier this fall, the department announced a bridge rehabilitation project in Falls Township, and its intention to close the road to car and truck traffic during construction. But those relying on the route for work and travel raised concerns.             

“There are numerous businesses located along this corridor that would not be able to manage such a lengthy disruption,” said Rep. Boback.  “We also heard from residents who explained why the detour would be burdensome.” 

Baker and Boback took the information to PennDOT and asked for a revision.  After further review, it was determined that a temporary traffic signal could be utilized to allow for single lane traffic while work is completed.  The project is expected to begin next year.

“We appreciate the department’s willingness to listen to the community and go back to the drawing board,” Sen. Baker said. “We are glad we were able to find a practical solution to the problem.”

The legislators also thanked the Wyoming County Commissioners and the Falls Township Supervisors for their advocacy on behalf of citizens.

 

CONTACT:
Jen Wilson, Senator Baker’s Office, (570) 675-3931
Michelle Swab, Representative Boback’s Office, (717) 260-6325