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December 03, 2016
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Wayne wants DRBC to back off

Route 6 in Texas Township is getting an upgrade.
TRR photo by David Hulse

Speaking after the June 6 commissioners’ meeting, commissioner Jonathan Fritz and commission chair Brian Smith voiced their support of PennDOT plans presented at a recent informational meeting.

Commissioner Wendell Kay did not attend the morning meeting and was not available for comment.

Smith called the decision “a no-brainer.” He said the plans for the projected 2016 work looked like a good design. “There is a lot of traffic turning there and the road needs a third lane.”

Fritz said the daily highway traffic count of 14,450 determined the need, saying “safety is paramount.”

Both agreed PennDOT would have challenges with drainage and water during the work, but Smith added that the commissioners had won assurances that efforts would be made to keep businesses along the stretch open during construction.