Monthly Archives: September 2012

Interstate 83 paving by Sherman Street area all goes back to “the strip”

If you have traveled Interstate 83 in the area of the Sherman Street bridge recently, you probably noticed the highway is a little rough. That’s because crews will paving about a 2.5-mile stretch of the highway. Why, you wonder? It … Continue reading

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Interstate 83 project by Pennsylvania Turnpike is almost done

A major reconstruction project on Interstate 83 in the area of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is almost done, said Greg Penny, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation. The final inspection is finished, and the contractor just has to address … Continue reading

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Springettsbury Police Chief: People want to be reached

Chief Tom Hyers joined the Springettsbury Township Police earlier this year after serving in Philadelphia. We caught up on things after a crash in his jurisdiction Thursday afternoon. Since coming to York County, he’s taken his years of experience to … Continue reading

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Rabbittransit in negotiations for a park-and-ride lot in the Shrewsbury area; where are other park-and-ride lots needed?

If you missed it last week, a park-and-ride lot in Shrewsbury Township closed Sept. 14 because Shipley Energy plans to develop the site. It held more than 80 vehicles. Rabbittransit is “in final negotiations with a different location for a … Continue reading

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South Salem Church Road bridge in Dover Township to reopen in mid- to late-October

View Larger Map A reader called last week and wondered when the South Salem Church Road bridge over the Little Conewago Creek in Dover Township will reopen. It probably will reopen in mid- to late-October, said Mike Crochunis, a spokesman … Continue reading

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Plank Road bridge could reopen this week; sometimes PennDOT is not immediately alerted about finished projects

Sometimes the news doesn’t spread fast about a bridge or road reopening. This topic came up over the weekend when I had heard that the Plank Road bridge in southern York County had reopened. We hadn’t received a news release … Continue reading

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Police increase patrols after York Fair gang rumor ‘gets out of hand’

Rumors spread “like wildfire” on Facebook earlier this week about gang activity at the York Fair on Tuesday night — historically student night at the fair, according to Chief Arthur Smith with West Manchester Township Police. Officers from the three … Continue reading

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Route 30 at Toronita Street: Bottleneck

Ever since Sheetz opened at the intersection of Toronita Street and Route 30, it’s been a nightmare. And now that Cheddars has been added to the mix, it’s become worse. During peak hours, especially, traffic comes to a standstill at … Continue reading

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Reader complains about dip at the intersection of Route 24 and Pleasant Valley Road; township officials say it’s not a problem.

One of our readers on reported that there’s a dip at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road in Springettsbury Township, and some cars are bottoming out. The reader points out that it’s as you are heading eastbound on Pleasant … Continue reading

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Commuter Services of Pennsylvania: Try transit in September and you could win a prize

September is a good month for people to try transit, said Brandy Heilman, executive director of Commuter Services of Pennsylvania. Vacations are over. Kids are back in school. It’s not too hot or too cold to wait at a bus … Continue reading

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