PennDOT has been planning a project known as the “Marshalls Creek Bypass” for many years. It is aimed to alleviate gridlock at the bottleneck of Routes 209 and 402 in Smithfield and Middle Smithfield townships, Monroe County Pennsylvania. PennDOT has already acquired some properties for this project and was sent to acquire more properties when it decided to put the project on hold in April.

I represent some of the property owners that will be impacted by this project and spoke with a PennDOT representative about its plans. PennDOT still intends to go forward with the project. However, it is revisiting some of its plans to determine if there are ways to cut costs.

It appears that we will know more about PennDOT’s plans later in the summer or early fall.