The next Big CSVT meeting is set for next month

MONTOURSVILLE—Will the southern section of the CSVT encroach on, or cross your property? Lots of people in Snyder County will know more about that possibility at the next big PennDOT meeting. A public meeting for the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project’s southern section is coming up in Selinsgrove Wednesday, November 15 at the Selinsgrove Middle School.

 

The CSVT Southern Section is the four-lane highway in Monroe Township and Shamokin Dam Borough, Snyder County. The highway would connect Routes 11/15 north of Selinsgrove to Route 15 south of Winfield, and would include a connector to the Veterans Memorial Bridge. At previous public meetings in the winter and spring of the year, PennDOT said it would soon unveil their recommended alternative to realign the CSVT and the Route 61 Connector.

 

At the upcoming meeting, PennDOT’s design team will make a presentation at 6:30pm and an open house will follow at 7:15pm. They’ll unveil their possible routes for the CSVT and listen to feedback. All members of the public are encouraged to participate in the public meeting and offer their opinions and suggestions.

The following is a news release from PEnnDOT:

October 19, 2017

PennDOT to Present Its Recommended Preferred Alternative and Collect Feedback at Public Meeting on CSVT Southern Section

Montoursville, PA – PennDOT Engineering District 3 will host a public meeting to present and collect feedback on its recommended preferred alternative for a portion of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project (CSVT) Southern Section.

The meeting will be held from 6:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. on Wednesday, November 15, at the Selinsgrove Middle School, 401 18th Street, Selinsgrove, PA.

The CSVT Southern Section is a proposed four-lane limited access highway in Monroe Township and Shamokin Dam Borough, Snyder County. The new highway will connect U.S. Routes 11/15 north of Selinsgrove to U.S. Route 15 south of Winfield, and the project will include a connector from the new highway to PA Route 61 (the Veterans Memorial Bridge).

As discussed at its previous public meetings in February and May 2017, PennDOT committed to presenting this fall its recommended preferred alternative to realign CSVT and the PA 61 Connector to avoid fly ash waste basins.

Detailed engineering and environmental studies were completed over the summer on the three ash basin avoidance alternatives, known as the Western, Central, and Eastern Alternatives.

At the November 15 meeting, PennDOT’s project design team will make a presentation at 6:30 P.M. An open house will follow at 7:15 P.M. that will display the results of the detailed studies, PennDOT’s recommended preferred alternative, some design changes made since the last public meeting, and other aspects of the design process.

In addition, PennDOT’s anticipated next steps to move CSVT forward to completion will be outlined.

Project design team members will be available to address questions and receive feedback about the information presented during the meeting.

Public involvement is a key component of the design process and input from community members who live, work, or regularly travel in the area will be considered as the project design is further developed and evaluated. All residents, business owners, and other interested parties are strongly encouraged to participate in the public meeting and offer their opinions and suggestions.

 

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