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Wyoming Valley Levee Trail Repair Project Complete

December 14, 2018

A months-long project to repair the maintenance road atop the Wyoming Valley Levee is now complete, according to the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority. The project began in August and recently wrapped up after repairs were completed along all four sections, or “reaches,” of the levee system that protects communities along the Susquehanna River from flooding, according to authority Deputy Director Clinton Sorber. The project included crack filling, seal coating and the removal of outdated brass-disc location identifiers that posed a tripping hazard, as well as the addition of station identification markings along the road, commonly known as the “levee trail.” Work added during the project included pot hole repairs, additional seal coating, line painting and the addition of mile markers at every quarter-mile along the road. The authority is pleased with the work performed by Banks Sealcoat Co. and Universal Line Painting, Sorber said in an email. The authority in March received state approval for a $100,000 casino revenue gaming grant to help fund the project. The 12-mile-long maintenance road runs through portions of Wyoming, Forty Fort, Kingston, Edwardsville, Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Twp. and Plymouth. It is a popular recreational spot for walkers, joggers and cyclists. Contact the writer: emark@citizensvoice.com 570-821-2117

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