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Road closure in township not a done deal, lawyer says

July 17, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The plan to close a portion of Tomstown Road that meets Pa. 997 might not be a sure thing, the Washington Township Supervisors were told by their solicitor Monday.

A note on preliminary land development plans for Johnny Knepper Estates mentioned the section of road being abandoned. Traffic would be taken from the new Washington Township Boulevard to Pa. 997.

Solicitor John Lisko asked that the note be removed, explaining that when the time comes, someone could challenge the state road's closure in court. The decision to close it would come from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

"There's no way we can legally agree to close a state road," Lisko said.

"They're going to abandon that piece of road so fast that your head is going to spin. It's dangerous," Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

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The 219-lot development from Countywide Development won preliminary approval from the supervisors.

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