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On the "Watch List": PennDOT's Route 30 project

| Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Besides the eye-popping $100 million-plus estimate for widening 5.5 miles of the highway between Irwin and Route 48 and adding concrete center dividers and nine “jug-handle” turnarounds, there's the question of how traffic flow will be maintained during construction. Improved safety is the primary and worthy goal. But this stretch daily carries 20,000 to 26,000 motorists who form the lifeline for numerous businesses and rely on Route 30 to get to and from work. PennDOT must effectively address their needs and interests throughout this project's process.

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