A group of citizens has come together to facilitate a Public Safety – Public Health, Environmental and Transportation “Corridor Study” for Market Street (PA Route 45) through the Nine (9) Blocks of the Historic District of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, between the Susquehanna River bridge and U.S. Route 15.
There will be a Community Meeting at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, January 7, 2019, on the third floor of The Chamberlain Building, 434 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA, to discuss the reasons this Study is necessary, answer questions about the Study, and provide funding guidance and methods for the public. Several major donors have been identified to help finance the study, but the majority of the funding will need to come from local individuals and businesses.
The goal of the Study is to focus on Market Street public safety, quality of life, historic preservation, environmental sustainability, and economic viability in the Lewisburg Historic Downtown District. The results of this Study will be made available to the many diverse groups that are concerned that our downtown remain a vital center for social interaction and economic growth.
One specific goal will be to develop appropriate approaches to address the increased truck traffic which affects Market Street in many physical, sociological and economic ways. Hazardous materials are frequently transported through our historic corridor, and this situation will continue, unless we become proactive.
All of our community residents, businesses, and property owners are stakeholders in the research needed to complete this Study. Everyone’s concerns will be important in determining its outcome, establishing recommendations, and implementing solutions. While this is an expensive study, it is absolutely fundamental for addressing the pressing issues that concern us all.
The group of citizens consists of Connie Harter, Steve Lindenmuth, Sam Pearson, Cindy Peltier, Bonnie Poteet, Bernadine Richard, Gary Sojka, Steve Stumbris, Dennis Swank, and Kim Wheeler. Judy Wagner Mayor, and Kathy Morris, Borough Council President, are ex-officio to this committee. Please contact anyone listed above for further information on the Study or help to finance the Public Safety – Public Health, Environmental, and Transportation Corridor Study.