Saturday, May 6, 2017

WEST MARLBOROUGH: Traffic study to be updated

Once again, traffic was the major topic of discussion at the monthly meeting of the West Marlborough Township Board of Supervisors.  The supervisors agreed to hire traffic engineer Al Federico of Kimley Horn to update the traffic study he conducted in 2011. The cost of the update will be $3,350, and gathering new traffic numbers would cost $350 per location.
The updated study will focus on Route 842 between Route 841 and the township line; Newark Road between Route 926 and Route  842; Springdell Road between Route 841 and the township line; and Route 841 between Route 926 and Route 82.
The supervisors made the decision in the face of steadily increasing traffic volumes and speeds through the township, and possible improvements at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Newark Road in neighboring New Garden Township.
Bill Wylie, who chairs the Board of Supervisors, said the supervisors will use the data to review possible steps the township could take to control traffic, such as installing four-way stop signs, lowering speed limits, and assuming maintenance responsibilities for roads that are currently owned by the state.

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