Route 309 Rock Removal Project Discussed At Fairview Meeting
By MARY KATHERINE EVANS
Mountaintop Eagle Intern

The Route 309 rock removal project was discussed at the Fairview Township Board of Supervisors meeting Monday March 3.

Supervisor Robert Orloski updated the status of PennDOT’s $5.2 million construction project that includes cutting back the natural rock walls on the northbound lane of Route 309 and the addition of containment fencing to prevent rocks from falling on the roadway. The project had been slated to begin March 1, but has been postponed to start on about April 1, and to be completed no later than November 1. Orloski attended an update meeting February 28 with Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Baker and representatives of PennDOT.

Orloski noted the subject of limiting tractor-trailer traffic on 309 from about 10 p. m. to 4 a. m. would be discussed at a later meeting. However, he pointed out that there might be a problem with trucks parking along 309 to wait out the time period. There was also discussion regarding the number of signs notifying residents of detours on the side roads off Route 309.

PennDOT, Orloski said, indicated that before the jersey barriers are placed in the Route 309 northbound lane, patching potholes will be done. PennDOT was scheduled to begin patching potholes on March 10. According to Orloski, police have indicated the large number of potholes on the northbound side of Route 309 have been responsible for many of the accidents in that area.

Roadmaster Russ Marhold said crews have been out patching potholes frequently, and “they’re on top of it.” Marhold added that many roads were narrow in some areas

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