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East Deer officials trying to solve flooding woes on Clarks Pike

Emily Balser | Tribune-Review
Orange cones mark a damaged portion of Clarks Pike in East Deer on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
Emily Balser | Tribune-Review
East Deer officials say Clarks Pike will be repaved once work to eliminate flooding is completed.

After sustaining five rounds of flooding during heavy rainstorms this year, East Deer officials are hoping to find a solution to the woes on Clarks Pike .

A landslide caused by a pipe on private property added to the problems.

Commissioners Chairman Tony Taliani, Solicitor Craig Alexander and township engineer Phil Herman will meet to try to find a solution.

“We’ve had this problem since the 1990s and I thought it was rectified,” Taliani said. “We’ll continue to pursue this and get findings at the site.”

Clarks Pike is a township road that connects Butler-Logan Road to Crawford Run Road on a downhill slope.

Once the flooding problem has been taken care of, officials said Clarks Pike will be repaved this fall.

Also, a PennDOT representative was given a tour of Days Run Road, which is a state road until it reaches the East Deer-Frazer line. Taliani said Frazer takes over maintenance from the boundary line.

PennDOT will send a crew in to look at a dip in the road and to clean up the berm.

Once the berm is cleaned, the state will paint a white line near the curb. Motorists have complained about failing to see the curb during darkness or fog.

In another infrastructure-related matter, township officials will open bids for paving on Keller Alley within the next two weeks.

The Keller Alley work will be done with money obtained through the federal Community Development Block Grant that’s then channeled to East Deer by way of the Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments.

George Guido is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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