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Township considers moving Beartown Road

August 07, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Beartown Road could be moved approximately 250 feet west under a proposal by the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors.

On Monday, the supervisors agreed to continue the relocation project that next involves getting a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation permit.

PennDOT "will evaluate it and see if it's something they can live with," Supervisor Carroll Sturm said.

The supervisors expressed concerns about limited sight distance at the intersection of Beartown and Mentzer Gap roads.

They have the option of swapping ground with the Hampton property, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

Stephen Kulla, a township resident who won a primary election bid for a supervisor's seat in May, said the project could be an unnecessary inconvenience and cost.

"I've driven that road many times. ... Any prudent, conscientious driver can avoid (accidents)," Kulla said.

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