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Work begins on improvements to deadly Antrim intersection

April 24, 2007|by DON AINES

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Monday began temporary improvements to an Antrim Township intersection that has been the scene of several fatal accidents in the past decade.

Since 1998, at least seven people have been killed in accidents at the intersection of Pa. 16 and Hill Road west of Greencastle, according to published reports. The most recent was in October when a Fort Littleton, Pa., couple died when their vehicle struck the rear of a westbound tractor-trailer making a left turn onto Hill Road.

State Sen. Terry Punt, R-Franklin, announced in February that PennDOT would be striping the road to create a center turn lane and beefing up the shoulder of the westbound lane to accommodate traffic at the intersection.

A county PennDOT crew Monday began milling the road surface at the intersection. The work is expected to be completed this week, a member of the road crew said.

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In 2008 or 2009, PennDOT plans to make more substantial changes to the intersection, paving the intersection and moving utility lines and storm water drainage to make room for a permanent turn lane, department spokesman Greg Penny said. That project was listed on the department's 2008 Betterment program, Penny said.

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