Area transportation leaders are inviting the public to share their thoughts on transportation conditions along a 3-mile section of the US 522 corridor, stretching from Bridge Street in Selinsgrove to the Pawling Station Business Park in Penn Township.
“The US 522 Corridor Improvement Study will establish a framework that addresses transportation challenges faced by our local communities and regional travelers,” said Steve Herman, Transportation Planning Program Interim Director at SEDA-COG. “It aims to identify both short- and long-term strategies that will enhance safety and mobility for all who use the corridor.”
The study was initiated by SEDA-COG in response to concerns expressed by Snyder County, Penn Township, and Selinsgrove Borough, citing the route’s crash history and high traffic volumes. The study will evaluate traffic operations and safety for all modes as well as land use and economic development impacts. The resulting action plan will include recommendations that may include further planning efforts at the regional and local level, coordination with stakeholders, and operational or physical improvements in areas of concern.
“The need for the study is further justified by the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) project currently under construction,” said Bob Garrett, President and CEO of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. “US 522 is one of the corridors that is likely to experience an increase in traffic volumes and development potential. The timing of this study is opportune, as it will help us take some of the next steps needed to proactively address existing transportation issues that may be worsened when CSVT completely opens to traffic in 2027.”
Area stakeholders and the public are invited to learn about the study and provide their input at an upcoming public open house event on March 22. The agenda will include a brief overview of the study process and a presentation of initial findings. Participants will have the opportunity to share their transportation concerns and desires for the corridor.
“Hearing directly from the public about their transportation concerns on US 522 will give us a clear understanding of areas along the corridor that need further evaluation or improvement,” said Herman. ”The feedback we hear during the meeting will inform the next phases of the study process and help shape the action plan.”
The public meeting will take place on March 22 at 5:00pm at the Penn Township Municipal Building, at 228 Clifford Road, Selinsgrove.
SEDA-COG is a community and economic development agency in Lewisburg and is one of seven Local Development Districts in Pennsylvania. SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in the 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives.
For more information, please contact Elaine Stauder, communications coordinator, SEDA-Council of Governments, at 570-522-7249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.