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In-Person Open House Planned for Lemoyne Bottleneck Project

01/23/2024

Online plans display also will be available for viewing beginning tomorrow, January 24

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to an in-person open house for the Lemoyne Bottleneck Project, which is proposed roadway and safety improvements to approximately 0.4 miles of Route 1010 (Market Street) located in Lemoyne and Wormleysburg boroughs, Cumberland County. 

The open house will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, January 29, at the Lemoyne Municipal Building, 510 Herman Avenue, Lemoyne, PA.  

The purpose of the open house is to present the recommended improvements and concept alternatives, receive input, and answer questions on an informal basis. The recommended improvements are anticipated to improve mobility and safety for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists on Market Street through the area commonly referred to as the Lemoyne Bottleneck. 

Project personnel will be available to answer their questions on project details and the recommended improvements. 

As an alternative to attending the open house, a public plan display will be available for review and comment on the project web site beginning tomorrow morning, Wednesday January 24. See below for project web site information. Comments will be received until 11:59 PM Thursday, February 29.

The project primarily addresses high levels of stress for bicyclists and pedestrians throughout the Lemoyne Bottleneck due to several issues including high traffic volumes, curved roadway alignment, limited sight distance, inconsistent or nonexistent shoulder widths, and the poor condition and narrow sidewalks along corridor and at Norfolk Southern railroad bridges

The project is currently in the alternatives analysis phase. Three alternatives were examined, and all proposed alternatives include the following planned design elements: Select area widening and repaving the project limits with a higher friction surface treatment, geometry improvements and optimizing lane configurations while reducing vehicle path overlap, new 8-inch high curb and drainage upgrades, enhanced signage and pavement markings, traffic signal upgrades at both the Market Street with Front Street and 3rd Street intersections to include Emergency Vehicle Preemption and improved pedestrian accommodations, reconstructed curb ramps, driveways, and sidewalks or shared use paths to meet ADA requirements for pedestrians and bicyclists, improved roadway lighting and sight distance, driveway access management to reduce conflicts, and relocating fixed objects or improving protection to mitigate crashes.

Work is anticipated to take place during the 2026 construction season, subject to all approvals, environmental clearances, and funding availability.

Beginning Wednesday, January 24, project information and an interactive comment form can be found by visiting the PennDOT District 8 website, clicking on Public Meetings listed under the Resources heading, and choosing the Cumberland County box then the tile marked Lemoyne Bottleneck Project.

The purpose of the online plan display and open house is to introduce the project, depict the preferred alternative, and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. 

The project documents can be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or have special concerns that require individual attention, contact Mark Malhenzie, Senior Project Manager, at (717) 787-5080, or email at mmalhenzie@pa.gov.

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, PennDOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. If you feel that you have been denied the benefits of, or participation in a PennDOT program or activity, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, DBE/Title VI Division at 717-787-5891 or 800-468-4201.

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Contact: Dave Thompson, 717-418-5018, dmthompson@pa.gov.

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