CSVT project to have positive impacts

SUNBURY —  While travelers to the Shamokin Dam area will welcome the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway project with open arms, one man says the positive impacts will not stop with traffic.


Charlie Ross, President and CEO of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, says the CSVT will be good for property values.  “From an economic development standpoint, those sorts of things can be impacts,” he said.  “They are generally not negative, but rather positive in my experience.  I think on the whole, the values will increase.”


Ross said he is confident that the CSVT project is moving in the right direction.  “The thing that is most encouraging, in terms of the politics, is the immediate response by the legislature to the governor’s announcement.  The governor, who has produced two on time budgets during his time in office, to get this kind of reaction from the legislature, I don’t see any reason why we would miss the July 1 deadline to fund it.”


Ross said getting the CSVT built has been the number one goal of the chamber.  You can learn more about the chamber at www.gsvcc.org.  Ross was a guest on WKOK’s On The Mark program Monday.  You can hear that program online at WKOK.com.  (Codi Jade)




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