PennDOT: Walmart Construction Still on Hold
The state highway agency is waiting for a response from the retail chain.
PennDOT traffic engineer Todd M. Kravits said the department is still waiting for the national retail chain to respond to the results of a traffic-impact study conducted for the planned store on University Boulevard.
Once the traffic impact study is fully completed, Walmart may apply for a highway occupancy permit, marking the last step before construction begins on the project.
"We haven't received any response back from them from that study," Kravits said. "After the traffic impact study, they can proceed to the next step."
Kravits said PennDOT typically completes highway occupancy permit applications within 30 days.
The agency conducted the study earlier this year to measure how the store, which Walmart wants to build on the corner of University Boulevard and Brodhead Road, will affect Moon's traffic flow and roadways.
Township officials last week settled a lawsuit with Walmart Stores, Inc. Walmart sued the township last year in an effort to amend several conditions of the township's land-development plan for the project.
Jason N. Klipa, director of public affairs and government relations for Walmart in Pennsylvania, said in a statement that Walmart is "happy that the appeal has been satisfactorily resolved."
"We are excited to begin serving the residents of Moon Township with a one-stop shopping experience," he said.