The Palmyra area of Lebanon County is well known for its sinkholes. The area in front of the Palmyra Bowling Alley and the appropriately named Sinkhole Saloon has been plagued with a recurring sink hole after heavy rains and snow storms for years. PennDOT spokesperson Greg Penny says they may finally have a solution. It’s what they’re calling an underground bridge that would support the roadway and keep it from collapsing.
One opened up after heavy rains just last week. It damaged homes and displaced several families. This was along Cherry Street in Palmyra which runs parallel to 422.
“ This is the best approach right now other sink holes may develop elsewhere along the 422 corridor. We’ve noticed it moving in a western direction and right now this is the best possible solution. Wwe’ve been working with our geological experts on it, “ says Greg Penny, PennDOT
PennDOT is scheduled to start this project in the Spring and hope to have it finished by the end of next Summer. Palmyra borough has begun work on the sinkholes along Cherry Street that are on borough property.