The Derry Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night reviewed the first draft of the Greater Hershey Regional Transportation Study — a roadmap for longterm transportation growth in the area — during a special meeting.
The study accounts for projected growth from new developments, such as the West End project, which will increase housing, shopping and dining in the area. Recommendations from the study include widening roads, improving 35 intersections throughout the township and building sidewalks to increase pedestrian safety.
A handful of community members said they were unhappy with some of the recommendations outlined in the draft at the meeting and said they were fearful of their property values decreasing and taxes rising as a result of the recommendations.
Eric Stump is the traffic team leader for the Eastern Region of HRG, the company that created the study. He explained the recommendations in it are conceptual and account for
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