Honesdale’s Traffic Improvement Project is right on schedule, says PennDOT Project Manager Carla Medura. But they are running into a problem. “Road Closed” signs blocking off Park Street are habitually being pushed aside.


Honesdale’s Traffic Improvement Project is right on schedule, says PennDOT Project Manager Carla Medura. But they are running into a problem. “Road Closed” signs blocking off Park Street are habitually being pushed aside.


“The ‘Road Closed’ signs are strategically located to keep motorists from entering into the work area. That’s why the road is closed. The contractor has made provisions and has had discussions with the property owners who live there, to allow them to park there overnight ...For anyone else that feels that they need to gain access to Park Street for any reason, if there’s an accident ...they’ll be held accountable for it ...Whoever’s doing it, I would ask them that they would just leave the signs in the place that they are located for the safety of the public, because someone might misunderstand why that is open there and just drive through it and get themselves either hung up on something, damage a tire, or do something to the bottom of their car,” Medura said.


Project Progress           
  • On the Fourth Street part of the project, supportive excavation is taking place, along with preparing for the piles and the footing for the abutment of the bridge.


• Work on the Church Street Bridge is moving along, with deck pans in place. Park street was closed to put in new drainage, and remove the existing roadway. “The next step would be put in sub-base and new blacktop ...then new curb lines. Then we’ll probably open it up for a bit. Then we’ll be working on the approaches from the Park Street to the new bridge and some approach work on Twelfth Street,” she said.


• Work in front of Wayne Hotel includes drainage and putting in the new pole foundations for the new traffic lights.