Pedestrian Crossings and the
I-80 Widening Project
New Open Houses announced by PennDOT
PennDOT announced that they will be holding 2 new Open Houses regarding I-80. They will be sharing their updated plans for the main section of I-80 from East Stroudsburg, through Stroudsburg, towards Bartonsville.
The open houses will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4th, and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7th in the Stroudsburg High School Cafeteria.
Please show your support for pedestrian crossings by attending one of these open houses and making your support known in the comment forms.
Interstate 80 is a critical transportation corridor through the Stroud Region. It brings important tourist dollars to our region while keeping thru-traffic off our local roads. However since Interstate 80 was built over 50 years ago, it has divided our towns, our communities, our green-spaces, and our region.
The Interstate 80 Reconstruction Project offers us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore and enhance as many walking and biking connections through our region as possible.
The Stroud Region Open Space and Recreation Commission, with the help and support of many of our recreation, environmental, and community partners, have highlighted key areas along the Interstate 80 corridor where walking and biking connections should be maintained and enhanced.
Most of these enhancements are well documented in the:
- 2002 Brodhead, McMichael, and Pocono Creeks Greenways Plan
- 2005 Levee Loop Trail Master Plan
- 2000 Godfrey Ridge Greenway Feasibility Study
- 2001 Monroe County Open Space Plan
… all of which are available on our Plans Page.
We need your support to make these important community connections happen. Please show your support by contacting your local and state representatives, and PennDOT (here’s a sample letter) and let them know you want improved pedestrian connections across the new I-80.
Visit PennDOT’s official I-80 Project website for more information and conceptual maps.