PennDOT officials plan to close the intersection of Route 209 and Shafers Schoolhouse Road and they say the reason is for safety purposes. There have been 26 total crashes on US 209 and 3 fatalities between 2010 and 2014. Stroud Township Supervisors say they believe thermoplastic rumble strips and pavement markings should be used instead of spending thousands of dollars for this intersection to close. Stroud Township Supervisor Daryl Eppley says “PennDOT is planning a public meeting with the supervisors but the date isn't set and it will be after the decision is made to close the intersection.” So the supervisors sent out a petition with 975 petitioners against the closure and requested a meeting in Harrisburg with a secretary and executive staff. PennDOT officials say they are willing to talk with locals who may have concerns.