Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites the public to an informational public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 30, regarding the proposed improvements at the Route 322 interchange with Route 222 just east of Ephrata in northeastern Lancaster County. The meeting will be held at the Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company at 135 South State Street in Ephrata and will follow an “open house format” between 6 PM and 8 PM. Though there is no formal presentation by the design team at the meeting, the open house format allows people to attend at their convenience anytime between 6 PM and 8 PM to view the displays and speak one-on-one with project personnel.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the proposed roadway improvements which include reconfiguring the interchange and upgrading adjacent intersections. The key proposal involves the construction of a diverging diamond interchange (DDI), which is a new design concept in south central Pennsylvania. The meeting will also allow the design team to receive public input on the project, as well as answer people’s questions or concerns. The Route 322 interchange improvements with Route 222 may begin as early as the fall of 2019, depending on the availability of funding.
“We encourage people to come view the plans on display and ask questions,” said Mike Keiser, district executive for PennDOT Engineering District 8 which covers south central Pennsylvania. “The open house format allows people to come at their convenience, as their time and schedule permits. They will have the opportunity to talk with our project personnel, ask questions and discuss their concerns.”
Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact David Fratangeli, Design Project Manager with PennDOT Engineering District 8, at (717) 705-6176.