July 16th, 2013
Today, PennDOT and Millcreek
supervisors discussed a plan to relieve traffic issues along Interchange Road.
Coincidentally, the supervisors denied
a request for rezoning to high density, multi-family housing along Interchange Road. The reason for the denial is mainly
because it is already a high traffic area.
Today, PennDOT informed the Millcreek supervisors of prospects for the project that
would widen Interchange Road
and add lanes. This would help traffic flow from Zuck Road all the
way past Interstate 79 near the pavilion area. The I-79 bridge would not be widened,
but plans would include adjustments to the Walnut Creek Bridge.
The Funding for the engineering
phase is there, but the funding for construction is still needed and would come
from the state and federal funds.
Again this is still in the early
stages and could take up to 2 years to completely come together, and likely one
construction season to complete.