Joe Scarcella says he has had it with road work in front of his store on Broad Street. He told Eyewitness News, "It is a calamity a real calamity. This road project is not what we we were told it would be. I lost 50 percent of my business as have other store owners here. This has to come to an end once and for all." The project is called the Route 93 Broad Street Corridor Project and began in 2011. It is a $27.4 million dollar project designed to rework and rebuild a 3.7 mile stretch of highway that connects Hazleton and West Hazleton. PennDot is supervising the project and says there may be a slight delay in some of the final paving namely between Vine and Cedar Streets. James May a spokesman for PennDot said, "There will be a slight delay. We were hoping to have the final paving done in this construction season meaning late October or November but we found some concrete issues and that means it will be moved forward to next spring." May added, "When we do a project like this in the heart of a city like Hazleton we have do deal with utilities, traffic and other items that come with center city traffic. But when this complete it will be a great model project for the area. " John Sellers manages the A and A Auto Store on West Broad Street he added, "We lost 50 percent of our customers this year from last I want this to end once and for all."
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