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February 20, 2013

PennDOT talks with residents about project concerns

JOHNSTOWN — District 9 PennDOT officials held four meetings Wednesday to discuss with the public how it has fine-tuned plans for the Goucher Street Safety Improvement Project to address their concerns.

Meetings were scheduled at noon and 2, 4 and 6 p.m. at Westmont Church of the Brethren.

“It’s going very well,” said Alice Hammond, the project manager, after the 2 p.m. meeting. “The feedback from residents has been positive.”

Some of the changes made include reducing the number of trees that would need to be removed to 51 from 58 and eliminating the need for turning restrictions at Emmett and Plaza drives, Hammond said.

PennDOT will continue to study any concerns brought up by residents, she said.

The $3.5 million makeover is set for next year.

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