Paving Begins on Sans Souci Parkway

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Paving began Monday on a four-mile stretch of the Sans Souci Parkway between the Carey Avenue Bridge and Route 29 in Hanover Township.

Although this is an interim fix for the stretch of highway, both business owners and drivers call the paving work a welcome sight.

Drivers and business owners say the new pavement brings them some comfort after driving on a milled roadway since August.

"It's been a discomfort to my business, but I'm glad finally we're getting some production," said Joseph Manoski of San Souci Stone & Brickyard.

"I believe they started on August 5, and here it is we're halfway through October, but it's finally getting done though, that's the good thing," Karl Lindbuchler said.

PennDOT says the concrete on the Sans Souci Parkway is at the end of its lifespan. The paving is part of a $3.8 million project that PennDOT calls an interim fix for the four miles of the Sans Souci from the Carey Avenue Bridge to Route 29 near Nanticoke.

When this project started in the beginning of August, the original completion date was in September. A spokesperson for PennDOT tells Newswatch 16 this project is scheduled to be completed in December, but if the weather continues to cooperate it could be wrapped up sooner.

Drivers say the sooner the paving gets finished, the better.

"I use this road a lot, so it will be nice to have a smooth ride for a change," Lindbuchler added.

7 comments

  • Brian Coates

    The permanent fix for this bad section of highway should have been completed before wasting money on all those roundabouts.

  • savescrantonhistory

    People still wonder why these road projects take as long as they do to complete in PA. Just look at all those fine, hard working unionized PennDOT employees at around 37 seconds in on the video standing around doing nothing. Must be nice to get paid to stand around doing nothing.

    • Sarah Camper

      They aren’t PennDot employees. None of them stand around doing nothing unless they are waiting for more trucks. Complain the roads are crappy. Complain about road construction. Complain that people aren’t working. Complain that people are working. Make up your mind.

    • Judi Palmatier

      Savescratinhistory, Those aren’t union PennDOT employees doing that paving. It’s being done by a non union company. So you’re wrong about your assumptions. 🤦🏻‍♀️

      • savescrantonhistory

        Even if this is true, there’s people standing around doing nothing but being paid for it. Who do you think is paying for that? The taxpayers.

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