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Construction on Route 33 Interchange to Begin Spring 2013

Palmer Township supervisor anticipates the Route 33 interchange at Tatamy Road to be completed in spring 2014.

The Route 33 interchange project at Tatamy Road -- according to the original plan -- should have been completed by December 2013.

Construction was expected to begin in October. As 2012 draws to a close, however, shovels are getting dusty while waiting to be used.

According to Dave Colver, chairman of the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors, agreements are pretty well finalized and the bond sale is scheduled for Jan. 31.

He said construction is scheduled to begin in the spring.

Two developers are working on plans for submission to the township, Colver said. A sketch plan was presented last month to the township's Planning Commission.

"I would expect actual plans to hit the township by early spring," Colver said.

In April, the Planning Commission discussed the plan for 689 undeveloped acres around the interchange.

Commissioners decided to exclude truck stops as a possible use of the land. They also discussed whether allowing nightclubs would also mean they would have to allow adult entertainment such as a gentlemen's club, but that would not be allowed in the zoning either.

Palmer officials are anticipating the creation of more than 5,000 jobs with the addition of new industrial, commercial and retail businesses near the interchange.

Colver anticipates the Route 33 interchange to be completed in spring 2014.

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