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Borough, Greene discuss road deal

February 24, 2009|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Greene Township and Chambersburg elected officials have discussed a project to extend Parkwood Drive in the borough to Grand Point Road, Council President William McLaughlin said Monday.

McLaughlin said he discussed the idea informally over the weekend with Greene Township Supervisor Charles D. Jamison. Township personnel could build the extension from Grand Point into Chambersburg, with the borough reimbursing Greene for about 250 yards of road construction within the borough, McLaughlin explained.

Parkwood, between Sheetz and Chambersburg Crossing on Norland Avenue, is now a dead end. Extending it to Grandpoint would relieve traffic backlogs on Kohler Road at the Walker Road intersection, Borough Manager Eric Oyer said.

By having township personnel do the work instead of a contractor, the borough could also avoid the increased cost of the project if it was subject to the state's prevailing wage law, McLaughlin said.

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The borough would still have to acquire the land from the road from its current owners, Oyer said.

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