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LEHIGH TWP., Pa. – The Blue Mountain Drive/Route 248 intersection reconstruction project has been a long time coming.

But it is coming. That was the word out of Tuesday night's Lehigh Township supervisors meeting. Board Chairwoman Cindy Miller said the project should be completed by June 2021. Two grants from the PennDOT – totaling $750,000 were extended to that date.

"If the estimates stay on target, we should be able to do it," by that deadline, Miller said.

PPL Corp. is currently "in the design phase to move the poles," she said.

The Cherryville intersection, located at the site of the former Cherryville Inn opposite the Turkey Hill mini-mart, has experienced many delays and increasing costs due to many factors.

In other news, Police Chief Scott Fogel said only 19 total vehicle crashes occurred during the month of February.

"That's a very good number,” he told supervisors.

Fogel attributed the numbers to several factors, chief among them an "increased visibility" of police officers throughout the township.

Finally, Public Work Director Franklin Zamadics said the department is planning many projects this spring, including work on 10 miles of roads including Oak Road, and Walnut and Mulberry drives.

Commissioner Mike Jones was absent from Tuesday night's meeting.

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