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Road Widening Project Near Pocono Raceway Gets ‘Green Flag’

POCONO RACEWAY — Traffic backups near Pocono Raceway may ease up in the future.

On Monday, Governor Tom Corbett announced plans to widen Route 115.

The governor says $5 million in state highway money has been set aside to widen Route 115 in Long Pond from Route 903 to the race track.

The road is expected to remain open during construction.

Design work is set to begin in a few months. It could be several years before construction begins.

3 comments

  • susan

    This is a serious waste of money… the traffic on Rt. 115 has dropped in the past years due to the casino on the other side of the track…
    What I mean by that is if given the choice to stay on ft. 115 side of the pocono race track or stay on 940 side of the track ..People are staying on the 940 side of the track
    940 has more to offer …. The casinos at night and the Factory outlets for the ladies while the men attending the races… Race fans that have been coming here for years , say that the party is on 940 side.
    The Food sales vendors will tell you that as well as the Beer vendors.
    Its a little too much alittle too late.
    That other problem will be when the road stops at 903? The majority of the traffic is from rt. 80…

  • bobc74

    Makes perfect sense to spend all that money on a solution that’s only needed a few days a year. As opposed to working on a solution to the traffic tie-ups that happen between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre just about every day, especially during the late afternoon/early evening time.

  • Me

    What a waste of taxpayers money. For one race a yr??? Build a $5 million racetrack in the ghetto of hazleton. Cars are flying around everywhere blowing off stop signs. Passing people in no passing zones. Did anyone ever give these mexicans or Dominicans a handbook on HOW TO DRIVE ??!!!
    Corbett you’re a dope. Stop wasting our time on NON ESSENTIAL things. This is why you will not be re elected
    JOHN HANGER FOR GOVERNOR !!!

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