A remedy for road work that blocked Palmer pool business’ lot at height of summer

Kasper’s Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs was already having trouble keeping shelves stocked with increased demand this summer and a national shortage of chlorine.

Then when road work just outside their door blocked off access to their main parking lot, the manager and property owner knew something had to be done.

On Tuesday, owner Doug Janowicz called lehighvalleylive.com to say his son Ken Janowicz, the Kasper’s retail manager, would be appearing before the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors that night to complain about the situation.

By Friday it was remedied, with access restored along Van Buren Road at Nazareth Road (Route 248).

Tuskes Homes is having that intersection improved to a right-turn-in-right-turn-out-only as part of their nearby Northwood Farms development.

According to township Manager Robert Williams, it appeared Tuskes’ contractor “did not install the detour route in accordance with the approved PennDOT detour plan.”

The traffic plan…

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