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Intersection in Chambersburg topic of meeting

U.S. 30

August 16, 1999|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A petition signed by 1,200 people has prompted State Rep. Jeff Coy to ask the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to accelerate its schedule for improvements at an intersection on U.S. 30 in the borough.

Coy, D-89th, will meet with Department of Transportation District 8 Engineer Barry Hoffman and citizens Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Ponderosa Steak House, 1110 Lincoln Way East. The restaurant is located at the intersection where Stouffer Avenue comes into U.S. 30 from the south and Walker Road joins the highway from the north.

Coy's office said the petition will be given to Hoffman, asking the department to make safety improvement to the intersection in the next year. Coy aide Paul Resh said the department's current plan is to make improvements to the intersection in two years as part of an larger plan for the corridor.

Resh said the petitioners are asking for new traffic lights with left turn signals for motorists on Stouffer Avenue and Walker Road. On Stouffer Avenue they are also asking that the left northbound lane be restricted to left turns only and the right lane be used for through traffic and right turns.

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The left lane is now marked for left turns and through traffic, while the right lane is marked for right turns only, Resh said.

Resh said the petitioners claim the present traffic pattern causes backlogs as vehicles try to cross or turn left onto U.S. 30, which is also known as Lincoln Way East.

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