PPL Holtwood to improve Pequea boat launch

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HOLTWOOD, Pa.-The Pequea boat launch will be closed Monday through Friday starting the week of Jan. 14 for an expansion and enhancement project. The boat launch will be open to boaters on Saturdays and Sundays only.

This phase of the expansion and enhancement project will run from Jan. 14 through May 15. Improvements will include expanding the facility with an additional boat launch, which will extend 100 feet out into the Susquehanna River; creation of an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant fishing platform located directly on the river; installation of a parking area for 16 trailers and five cars, including two ADA-compliant spaces; and installation of a parking area adjacent to the existing facility, which will add 12 additional trailer parking spaces.

Parking improvements will bring the total trailer parking spaces to 64 and regular parking spaces to 26.

Previous enhancements to the Pequea boat launch included new abutments for the courtesy dock; installation of an additional concrete boat ramp in the Pequea Creek; complete replacement and extension of the existing concrete boat ramp; addition of two new boat docks; and complete dredging of the Pequea Creek.

“The improvements and enhancements at Pequea are part of PPL’s commitment to provide and improve public recreation at this popular area for boating on the Susquehanna River,” said John M. Levitski, PPL’s regional community relations director for the Lancaster area.

PPL Corporation, headquartered in Allentown, Pa., owns or controls about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets, and delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.

Source: PPL Holtwood