Supervisors discuss plans for Route 220
The state Department of Transportation has proposed solutions to safety concerns at parts of Route 220 in Athens Township, supervisors reported at this week's meeting.
Supervisors met earlier this week with PennDOT representatives to discuss solutions for two areas of concern - one at the intersection of routes 220 and 199, and the other just south at Route 220's intersection with Wolcott Hollow Road.
Supervisors and residents alike have frequently brought up concerns about safety in the corridor headed south toward Greens Landing, citing several accidents in the area, most recently a fatal motorcycle accident earlier this year.
Chairwoman Cheryl Wood-Walter said changes to Route 220's intersection with Wolcott Hollow Road have entered the engineering stages, with a red light and left turn lanes planned for the intersection. PennDOT officials have also come up with ideas on how to improve safety at its intersection with Route 199, where visibility issues have been reported.
"Things are moving along in a positive direction with them," Wood-Walter said.
Supervisors Wednesday also ratified a resolution designating supervisor George Ballenstedt to sign a grant application for the Round Top Park expansion project. The parks commission plans to apply for a $250,000 Marcellus Legacy Fund grant to help fund the proposed $800,000 project, said commission chair Richard Bean.
The commission recently received a $5,000 donation toward the project from Guthrie and plans to ask other local businesses for assistance in addition to grant funding, Bean said.
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