Lonesome Road To Close Again
OLD FORGE — State transportation officials plan to close flood-damaged Lonesome Road again later today because a public appeal to stop wrong-way driving there failed, a spokesman said.
State Department of Transportation officials opened a single lane Tuesday for drivers coming from Old Forge to Moosic, but wrong-way drivers ignored “Road Closed” and “Do Not Enter” signs set up to ban driving from Moosic to Old Forge. Witnesses saw several instances of cars headed toward each other and feared collisions.
Officials hoped publicity Wednesday and today would discourage the wrong-way driving, but borough officials said nothing changed, PennDOT spokesman James May said.
To prevent collisions, the road will close along the damaged stretch, leaving access to the four local businesses there. PennDOT expects to have the road repair by the end of October.
— BORYS KRAWCZENIUK