That means (hopefully) we can move on to some other big news on our Facebook page – like some heroic window washers and high school football, though the government remains a hot topic.
The hottest topic this week? The possibility of upping the speed limit on some Pennsylvania highways to 70 mph. Here’s just a sampling of the comments from that, which totaled 79: Kathleen M Matukaitis-Kelley, “Why would changing make any difference, they drive that already. if not faster.” But Others disagreed: Misty Clark, “No. ….I think 65 is fast enough! People drive 75 already with the speed 65 if it’s raised to 75 people will go 85 or faster and theres no need to go that fast!!”
The shutdown ended late Wednesday, but frustration remains for many people: Alicia M. Beachy, “Both sides deserve to not be paid, or get any of their inflated pensions!! This isn’t over, they just delayed the inevitable!! They aren’t doing their jobs, and have disgraced the American people who voted them into office!!! This time in our history will be known as a failure from both congressional and executive leadership!!!”
It’s spring – the birds are chirping, the temperature has finally risen above 50, and – of course – construction zones are everywhere.
Four of the major projects in the Valley are:
Route 54 through Danville
Route 11 into Northumberland from Danville
The Selinsgrove bridge work
Mifflinburg work on Route 45
That’s a lot. But how much do they affect your commute?
The Route 11 work does cause a litle hold-up heading into Norry, but traffic does seem to flow – it appears to be the same way with the Route 54 work, though traffic does stop frequently near the light at 11 and 54.
One zone I’ve heard horror stories about is the bridge work in Selinsgrove – people are being delayed – in some cases – over an hour in their journeys.
I haven’t heard about Mifflinburg, though apparently that’s a bad one too.
So now I ask you – what have you seen? What are your tips for getting through them?