Fairview Supervisors Express Concern Over PennDOT Project

The Fairview Township supervisors addressed concerns regarding the impact of a PennDOT project that will affect traffic going up and down the mountain on Route 309 at the board’s September 3 meeting.

Bob Orloski noted there will be orange cones on Route 309 and residents can expect to see them for a year. The project, which is set to begin later this month or early next month, will continue through November of next year.

Project engineers Alfred Benesch and Co. informed the township the project will include rock remediation along the northbound lane of Route 309. Traffic will be re-routed in the southbound lane going up the mountain. The project will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction in the southbound lanes only.

Orloski stated, “We have concerns regarding access for emergency vehicles. “ He explained the township has asked PennDOT to meet with municipal police and fire officials form Fairview, Hanover and Wright townships to hear their concerns. “This project will affect a lot of people. Be prepared to be patient.”

In another matter, the board awarded a contract for the paving of Parkland Road and Dale Drive. Popple Construction, the lowest of the four bids submitted, was awarded the contract in the amount of $158,896.

Under new business, the board approved a motion for the creation of a new lot for the Joe Thomas/ Evergreen Hill Estates on the Kirby Ave. commercial project. This new lot creation will result in the private street accessing this project that will serve a total of three lot.

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