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By George Guido
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:46 a.m.
 

Fawn officials are sure there will be a lot of road work in the township in the coming weeks.

They're just not sure how much of a hassle it will cause for motorists.

PennDOT is getting ready to repair a retaining wall along Bull Creek Road next week, according to Fawn Township officials.

State transportation officials, however, have not provided any information about the possibility of one-way traffic or other delays.

The stone wall supports Bull Creek Road along a large bend in the creek near Iron Bridge Lane. The busy road has only one lane in each direction with few nearby side streets that could provide a detour.

Next week, PennDOT will provide displays in the Fawn municipal building illustrating two bridges that will be repaired next year.

One bridge is along Thomson-Dawson Road near Bull Creek Rod and Gun Club and the other along Millerstown Road (Route 908) near the intersection with Bull Creek Road. An exact date for those projects has not been set.

In other road matters, Senate Engineering, the township's engineer, will meet within the next 10 days with El Grande Industries to try and set up repairs to a collapsed shoulder along Mason Road.

Fawn officials need a commitment to repair that part of Mason before the township's road bond expires in October.

Senate is also slated to propose two options to supervisors to repair an area of Thompson Road that is collapsing near a bridge.

One solution reportedly is soil compaction at the site and the other is a gabion basket near the side of the road.

“We're trying to be proactive with the situation on Thompson,” said Supervisors Chairman David Montanari.

George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.

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