Confusion grows as motorists get lost after detour gets closed


In Troy, the confusion continues surrounding a construction detour on route 14.

the designated detour motorists were *supposed to be using was Mudcreek Road. Instead, drivers were taking a shortcut on Case Street and through a residential area causing damage to stop signs, utility poles, and neighbors yards. 

The Borough has now closed Case Street to avoid more potential damage to those roads that are not built to sustain such heavy traffic. However because there is no other detour signs directing drivers where to go, they’re lost. 

“Here we are now, somebody’s going the wrong way now through the do not enter, so they just don’t know where to go,” Jennifer Kasler, a resident, said. “It’s a lot of turning around in a small area so I feel for people I don’t want to see anybody get hurt.”

Local businesses in the area of the detour have drawn up maps for people who stop to ask what’s going on and where to go. That impromptu map can be seen below.

We also spoke to Troy Borough Manager Dan Close who told 18 News he decided to close case street to save the roads and tax payers money. The reason, Borough would be held responsible for fixing the damage from the heavy traffic after the six-month long project is done.  

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