Grove asks constituents to gripe about bad roads

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
York County lawmakers Reps. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Stan Taylor have requested a public meeting with Maryland-based contractor Cherry Hill Construction and PennDOT concerning delays and over-budget costs with the Mount Rose Avenue project. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo

Residents in York County are encouraged to gripe about potholes and poor road conditions through a program by state Rep. Seth Grove.

Grove, R-Dover Township, has launched his Drive the District campaign, which calls on his constituents to pinpoint local roads and infrastructure that are in need of repair.

The campaign, which Grove has administered since taking office in 2009, is asking for direct resident input for the first time.

 "We're looking for more ideas on road improvements and safety improvement," Grove said. "There's been some good suggestions."

Grove's office will accept reports until Friday, Aug. 30, from residents in the 196th District, which includes Dover, Paradise, Jackson, North Codorus and West Manchester townships and Spring Grove, Dover and New Salem boroughs.

Seth Grove, R-York, returns to his seat serving the 196 District in the PA House of Representatives, after running unopposed, Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

Grove said he has heard several calls related to a new traffic pattern caused by the  opening of the UPMC Pinnacle Memorial Hospital, at 1701 Innovation Drive in West Manchester Township.

In addition, calls involving blind spots, roads with rough patchwork and safety concerns have been received by his office.

"If your road has a lot of patch work or it's rough, we can take a look and get it on a paving list," Grove said. 

Grove said he will begin compiling the information received from residents in early September and plot out a map of roads and infrastructure.

After inspecting the roads, Grove will conduct follow-up meetings with the state Department of Transportation with necessary requests to improve the roads. 

Residents in Grove's district can file reports either by calling Grove's office at 717-767-3947 or emailing A description of the issue and the location should be included in the report.

“Our roads and other infrastructure are some of the most important aspects of our communities," Grove said. "This program is designed to make sure the right agencies know about any issues there may be.”

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