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Washington Township considers Eastland Circle request

October 19, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, PA. -- Efforts under way by the Washington Township Supervisors could lead to a restriction on left turns from Pa. 16 onto Eastland Circle near Renfrew Park.

A resident of Eastland Circle requested the change, citing concerns about accidents at the site, and the supervisors asked the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for feedback. A letter from PennDOT says the supervisors can pursue the matter with a traffic engineer at the township's cost.

If a traffic engineer finds the restriction is warranted, PennDOT would issue a permit for the change on its road, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.

Grove Miller Engineering Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa., would charge $750 for services, and a sign announcing the turn restriction would cost about $150, Christopher said.

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"Is this the best time and use of the money?" Supervisor Stephen Kulla asked at Monday's supervisors meeting.

"I think the $1,000 is worth it if there's one less wreck there ever," Supervisor Elaine Gladhill said.

Gladhill made a motion to proceed with the traffic study, and Supervisor John Gorman offered a second to her motion. All five supervisors voted "yes."

In other business, the supervisors accepted several donations for Saturday's Halloween event at Red Run Park on Pa. 16 in Rouzerville, Pa.

A costume parade for adults and children kicks off the festivities at 5 p.m. A magic show will begin at 6 p.m. in the band shell.

Train rides, hayrides and firetruck rides are on tap. Refreshments will be available at the Red Run Express train station.

The rain date is Oct. 31 for the event, which is free for the public.

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