Waynesboro council briefs

February 02, 2011

Council removes turn restriction at Walnut St.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A restriction on left turns at the intersection of Walnut and East Main streets is being lifted under a Waynesboro Borough Council decision reached Wednesday.

Motorists northbound on Walnut Street now encounter a sign stating left turns are prohibited onto East Main Street. That sign will be removed.

Borough officials said the left turn restrictions varied over the years, with the street committee pushing for the sign a few years ago. The committee was trying to cut down on turns made from the parking lot of the former Sheetz.

"I don't think it did any good because people wanting to turn left then cut through the Sheetz parking lot," Councilman Wayne Driscoll said.

The council voted unanimously to make the latest change.

"You can always put it back up if it turns out to be a bad idea," Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said.

Tractor-trailer traffic on Fairview discussed

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Councilman Ronnie Martin on Wednesday asked his fellow Waynesboro Borough Council members to consider whether tractor-trailer traffic is appropriate for Fairview Avenue.

Martin mentioned a recent incident in which a truck knocked down a sign at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Second Street.

"Fairview Avenue is getting pretty rough," Martin said, saying the traffic count is high and the road is torn up.

Martin said he'd recommend restrictions such as "no trucks over five tons," as long as they don't affect school buses accessing Fairview Elementary School.

Martin suggested the matter be discussed at the next council meeting.

– Jennifer Fitch

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