PennDOT: Two Options For Dangerous Monroe County Intersection
Friday December 2nd 2016
There's now have a new option on the table to make a dangerous intersection in Monroe County safer. PennDOT officials are still debating on closing the heavily traveled four-lane Route 209 and Shafers Schoolhouse Road intersection. But they're also thinking about only closing part of it so that people still have access. The idea would be to make the intersection free-flowing. The traffic lights would be removed. Drivers would still be able to make right hand turns on to Shafers Schoolhouse Road but the crossover left hand turn would be eliminated. The median that would be placed to block turns from the middle would have some kind of access available only to first responders, such as a gate. People we spoke with today tell us they would rather have some access than none at all, but they still prefer the intersection remaining as it is. No decision has yet been made. PennDOT officials tell us they are deciding between the two options and that could take another few months. They expect to be moving forward with one option by March of next year.
Help An ESU Student Organization Spread Holiday Cheer
Thursday December 1st 2016
Students at East Stroudsburg University are taking on the role of Santa's helpers, but they could still use some more community support. The Student Senate is getting ready for their holiday party this Saturday for kids in need they invited from Monroe County Children and Youth and Pocono YMCA. Today we caught up with members as they were busy wrapping the donated toys they've contributed and collected for the past three months. It's all a part of their 17th annual Teddy Bear Drive. They have plenty of stuffed animals but they could use more toys, especially for the five through seven-year-old age groups. If you would like to drop off a toy before Saturday, just go to the Student Senate Office on the top floor of the University Center which is located on Normal Street.