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Brockway Council discusses intersection project

Brockway, PA – The Brockway Borough Council returned to the borough building for its July meeting, marking the first time the council met in its regular location since the start of the pandemic.

Brockway got an update on the plans for the Fourth of July celebrations, learned that it needs to hire a billing clerk, and heard that the fire department is adding another area for aircraft landing during an emergency. The fire department usually uses the soccer practice fields by the park for helicopter landings, but it plans to add St. Tobias Catholic Church’s parking lot. Sometimes, the park is crowded, and winter presents its own problems, so the fire department chose a second location.

The council spent a large amount of its meeting discussing the intersection along Routes 219 and 28. PennDOT has found the money to complete the estimated $3 million project. A concerned business owner approached the council, asking them to support his request to have some access from Main Street to his parking lot.

Council President Chris “Smoke” Benson said that the council did present that option to PennDOT and the access to the parking lots will be up to the engineers.

According to a conference call with PennDOT, the project is still 12-15 months out from having any final designs. Construction is not expected to begin until Spring 2023.

The council will meet again August 5 at 7 p.m.