Antrim Township officials look to road name change

By SHAWN HARDY, The Record Herald shardy@therecordherald.com or 717-762-2151

Every couple of days, truckers — many headed for World Kitchen — follow incorrect GPS instructions off South Antrim Way at Williamsport Pike.

“It’s created a lot of problems and there’s no place to turn around,” said Antrim Township Administrator Brad Graham, noting trucks have ended up in developments, yards and in the mud beside parking lots.

Township officials hope to curb the problem by renaming a short stretch of U.S. 11 from South Antrim Way to Molly Pitcher Highway.

The move will be discussed at the board supervisors’ June 14 meeting and the 11 property owners affected will be notified prior to the meeting. If the resolution is approved that night, the change will be effective immediately.

Supervisors also had discussed changing the street name of U.S. 11 in State Line from Pennsylvania Avenue to Molly Pitcher Highway for consistency, but decided it would be a too much of a disruption because so many people live there and would have to change their addresses.

The name game

The road U.S. 11 south of the Borough of Greencastle from the railroad tracks to World Kitchen is currently called South Antrim Way. U.S. 11 is known as Antrim Way in the Borough of Greencastle, but Molly Pitcher Highway in most of the rest of Antrim Township and that is where the confusion sets in.

Graham said the township and World Kitchen have tried posting signs, but that hasn’t really helped.

“It’s just a fiasco,” Graham said. He noted the Greencastle Police Department and the Rescue Hose Co. have also commented about the tractor-trailer confusion.