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November 26, 2013

Routes 11-15 bypass: 'It will be done,' state senator says

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While the Thruway project is important, these road and bridge improvements are much needed to keep travelers safe, said Greater Susquehanna Valley board chairman Jim Barbarich.
“At the end of the day, it’s about safety,” he said. “This was the right thing to do.”
Those benefits are worth the cost that consumers may see, specifically from the increase in tax on gasoline at the wholesale level, Barbarich said.
“In the 5th year, if all the costs (of the gas tax) are passed on to the consumer, the average $2.50 per week for the average driver,” Barbarich said. “That’s about the cost of a large cup of coffee. I would gladly give up this cup of coffee to make sure my family travels safely.”
The project was able to come to fruition due to the cohesive front presented by many of the delegates assembled Tuesday, according to several in attendance.
“Our local delegation is strong,” said state Sen. Gene Yaw. “This vote was not an easy vote to make, but these legislators were willing to stand up and be counted. If not for the cooperation of our state and local leaders, and especially the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, I don’t believe we would be standing here today.”

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