Your Voice Counts

By State Representative Joe Emrick
137th Legislative District

I am well acquainted with the streets throughout the Slate Belt area, having driven them many times while traveling to and from school in my younger years. Unfortunately, one specific stretch of road from days past has been brought to my attention in recent weeks for very different reasons. 

The Route 512/Main Street bridge over Brush Meadow Creek is being replaced, and the detour includes Ridge Road. Due to the increased volume of traffic, this road had been plagued by extremely dangerous ruts and potholes. 

Thanks to Grace Industries, this situation has been dramatically improved, as we have focused on the safety of motorists and residents alike. I appreciate their timeliness and the cooperation of PennDOT in dealing with a very unpleasant situation. 

The 137th Legislative District is made up of nearly 73,000 people in 13 municipalities. While I know the district well, having grown up here, it is difficult to keep up with every situation without having some assistance. Ridge Road falling into disrepair was brought to my attention by a number of constituents.  

We as legislators deal with many different issues, both at the state and local levels. Because of that, we must keep lines of communication open, and rely heavily on constituents to bring things to our attention. 

I appreciate those of you who stepped forward to speak out about Ridge Road, as do the many commuters who are being detoured daily onto the road. Please know that my door is always open in both my Mt. Bethel and Nazareth offices to serve you, and my staff and I thank you for being involved in the legislative process.

State Representative Joe Emrick
137th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Scott Little    

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