Sunday, July 9, 2017

WEST MARLBOROUGH: Increase in traffic volume and speed

It was an uneventful meeting of the West Marlborough Township supervisors on July 3.
Supervisor Bill Wylie updated the public on the progress of the township's ongoing traffic study, which is being conducted by Al Federico, a traffic engineer with the firm Kimley Horn. Mr. Wylie said the updated traffic counts have confirmed residents' reports that both traffic volume and speed have increased. He 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. The full report is expected by the end of July.
Roadmaster Hugh Lofting reported that the road crew has been busy mowing roadsides, spreading dust oil on the gravel roads and oil-and-chipping some of the township roads. He said the township received a state grant for $224,683 to repair a bridge on Runnemede Road as part of the commonwealth's low-volume road maintenance program.
And resident Ana Myers told the supervisors she was pleased that PennDOT had replaced the "Stop Sign Ahead" sign on Newark Road at Route 926 that had been missing since a truck ran over it in January.

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