Presque Isle Transportation Study Moves Forward
Traffic is often a hassle at Presque Isle, especially during the busy summer months.
A study aimed at easing the congestion is moving forward, with the first part now done.
The study is focused on traffic entering Presque Isle from West 8th Street to the entrance of the park.
Cars often get backed up on weekends and holidays.
Planners are also looking at the Waterworks area, hoping to make it into a hub for pedestrians, and bicyclists, and people using buses or water taxis.
Today planners from Presque Isle and PennDOT said they have completed design options, but a lot more work remains to be done on the plan to ease traffic headaches.
Presque Isle State Park Operations Manager Matt Greene said, "Beyond alleviating congestion, it is better for the natural resources. The fewer cars on the park, the better. It is for the natural resources, and if we could still get the four million people there in ways other than everybody's personal vehicle, it is better."
One other note from Presque Isle.
The big renovation project at Beach 8 is a bit behind schedule.
Work will not be finished until mid June.
So Beach 8 will not be open for the Memorial Day weekend.