Final Phase Of Levee Trail Repairs Starts Wednesday

October 2, 2018

The third and final phase of a repair project on the Wyoming Valley Levee Crest Maintenance Road will begin this week. Crews from Banks Sealcoat Co. will start work in the Plymouth area on Wednesday, according to a news release issued by the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority. The crews will fill in cracks in the surface of the road, commonly known as the “levee trail” and frequently used for recreation and exercise by walkers, joggers and cyclists. The scope of work also includes shoulder repairs and the removal of obsolete location markers. Work will begin at Beade Street in Plymouth and continue downstream, ending in a parking lot along Flat Road, which will be temporarily closed to public use. Repairs to the trail will require the use of a “moving construction zone,” according to the authority. Barricades and warning signs will be erected to ensure the safety of pedestrians and to keep them out of the work zone. The authority asks the public to refrain from using that section of the trail for recreation. Crews from Banks Sealcoat completed the first two phases of the project over the past six weeks, performing similar repairs to sections of the maintenance road between Kingston and Wyoming. The road runs through portions of Wyoming, Forty Fort, Kingston, Edwardsville, Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Twp. and Plymouth. Contact the writer: emark@citizensvoice.com 570-821-2117

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