PA Town Proactively Protecting Area Roads from Marcellus Drilling Truck Traffic

The elected supervisors of Ross Township (Luzerne County, PA) are being proactive about protecting the roads in the township:

In August, Municipal Solutions of Linden, Pa., visited the township and inspected the construction of the roads to determine weight limits. Supervisors started the process as a proactive measure to protect them from damage that might be caused by heavy trucks carrying Marcellus Shale gas drilling equipment through the township.

Once weight limits are posted, it would require the gas exploration company to pay for any damages caused by trucks exceeding the weight limit.*

Seems to MDN this is a common sense precaution that other communities may also want to adopt.

*Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (Apr 7) – Ross Twp. addressing road protection

  • jfurl

    I hope other townships “follow suit” with this. This is a great idea that local municipalities should be aware of. I am not “anti-gas” but I believe that gas companies should pay for the damages which they cause. They can afford it.

  • Jim

    Thanks for the comment jfurl. There are many of us who are pro-drilling and who believe this kind of common sense approach is a good thing.

  • I am glad to see the local govt is being proactive.

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