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January 26, 2011
Penndot has issued speed restrictions of 45 mph on the following roadways: South East Pennsylvania: I-76, I-95, I-476, I-767, PA-63, PA-309, US-1, US-30, US-202, US-422. South Central Pennsylvania: I-81 in Franklin to Lebanon counties
December 15, 2010
"I'd like to respond to a person from Hancock ... about putting on freezes. They're talking about the president putting on federal raises, which is good — they should. They're going to need to put a freeze on groceries and everything else right now. They hit it right on the button. Our president and our politicians should freeze everything; gas, groceries. The city and county should do the same thing. The governments needs to freeze everything. People don't have jobs. The politicians don't understand that.
By DANA BROWN | August 20, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- With newly painted yellow center lines and a reconstructed surface, East Second Street in Waynesboro is open for traffic. The road provides two-way traffic access to Waynesboro Area Senior High School. The resurfacing extends from Myrtle Avenue to the Waynesboro Area Middle School driveway entrance. The project was started in July and slated for completion before the start of the school year. The 1,300-foot street resurfacing project cost about $270,000, according to Kevin Grubbs, the borough's head of engineering services.
August 5, 2010
"I have a problem with Mail Call. I'd like to know how come most people can only get a tiny little article in, and other people have - go on and on and on and on with long, drawn-out things. And supposedly you time this, and if these people are - they must be speed talkers to get the amount in that they're getting in. There's just something fishy about Mail Call. " - Williamsport "I would like for someone to explain to me why Route 40 going out of Hagerstown is a 35 mile (per hour)
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 22, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - It doesn't matter if the speed limit on Mentzer Gap Road is listed as 25 mph or 35 mph on signs if police don't enforce speeding, residents told the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors on Monday. Ten residents of Mentzer Gap Road addressed the supervisors to talk about a proposal to lower the speed limit between Beartown Road and Old Forge Road. While split on whether 25 mph or 35 mph is best, the residents were almost unanimous in saying they feel only enforcement would make a difference.
December 15, 2009
A State Line, Pa., man was charged with drug offenses Monday after he was stopped by police in Hagerstown. Sgt. James Robison was conducting a Safe Routes to School detail in the area around Western Heights Middle School and Marshall Street School when he observed a car traveling over the posted speed limit on Marshall Street at 8:48 a.m., according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. He stopped the car in the 400 block of Rhode Island Avenue. During the traffic stop, the driver fled through yards before being caught by Robison in the 400 block of Indiana Avenue, the release said.
October 5, 2009
Mentzer Gap Road speed limit changing WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Washington Township Supervisors have started the process to set the speed limit on Mentzer Gap Road at 25 mph between Beartown Road and Old Forge Road. Currently, the speed limit changes from 25 mph to 35 mph and 45 mph several times, Supervisor Elaine Gladhill said. On Monday, the supervisors accepted results of a traffic study that justified the 25-mph rate. They must incorporate the change into an ordinance in coming months.
By DAVE McMILLION | August 4, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Smithsburg Police Chief George L. Knight Jr. has decided to push for a lower speed limit in Smithsburg's "core" town area after hearing concerns from residents about speeding in the area. The speed limit in the core area is currently 30 mph, but Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said after Tuesday's regular Smithsburg Town Council meeting that town police officers usually don't issue speeding tickets until motorists reach a few miles over the speed limit. Then motorists start abusing that leeway, Myers said.
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