WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Grant money will be sought to install a traffic light at the intersection of Pa. 16 and Northeast Avenue in Waynesboro, municipal officials said Monday.
In early 2008, dozens of residents spoke strongly in favor of a new traffic light, while also criticizing a proposal that would have made Northeast Avenue a one-way road. Their comments supporting a traffic light serve as the basis of a cooperative effort by the Borough of Waynesboro and Washington Township to seek money for its installation.
"It'll benefit everybody -- Washington Township, Quincy Township, borough residents. It'll benefit the whole community," said Ronnie Martin, a Waynesboro councilman who serves as chairman of the street committee.
Pa. 16 is a state road. Although the Northeast Avenue pavement is in Waynesboro borough, the eastern edge of it serves as the boundary with Washington Township, according to Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger.