SELINSGROVE — Security issues on a piece of Route 522 in Selinsgrove Township and Penn Township prompted a examine to find out whether or not sign lights and different measures ought to be put in to sluggish visitors.
The $56,000 examine of a Three.Three-mile part of Route 522 from the Inexperienced Bridge in Selinsgrove to the Pawling Station Enterprise Park in Penn Township was performed by Michael Baker Worldwide, led by SEDA-Council of Governments and funded by the Division of Transportation. of Pennsylvania to find out methods to make the freeway safer and simpler to navigate.
“I have been discussing that hall for 3 or 4 years,” stated Lincoln Kaufman, Snyder County planning director.
Between 2016 and 2020 there have been 115 crashes, together with one fatality, on the stretch of Route 522 that providers greater than 7,000 automobiles a day, in line with the preliminary report.
“Of those crashes, 32 concerned minor or critical accidents to 49 individuals” and one concerned a pedestrian, in line with the report. “Crash publicity for weak pedestrians is critical as there are quite a few industrial, academic, and leisure belongings alongside the hall.”
Kaufman stated the findings embody a advice for a visitors mild at Route 522 and 18th Avenue. The report additionally thought of a visitors mild at Route 522 and Clifford Highway and a roundabout at Route 522 and College Avenue and Salem Highway.
A public listening to will probably be held however has not but been scheduled, PennDOT spokesperson Kim Smith stated.
Mark Wolfberg, transportation coordinator and police chief for the Selinsgrove Space College District, stated the district is in favor of a visitors mild on Route 522 and 18th Avenue.
“We stopped sending buses as a result of it was too harmful to move west on Route 522 from 18th Avenue. With automobiles and vans going up and down the hill, it was too dangerous to tug buses,” stated Wolfberg, who together with different events is a part of an advisory committee of Michael Baker Worldwide.
Selinsgrove County Supervisor Lauren Martz stated the city is most involved about pedestrian security on the intersection of Route 522 and Broad Avenue.
Since solely 18th Avenue is within the township and the opposite space of concern on the Route 522 intersection falls within the township, he stated, the township isn’t excited by conserving a visitors sign there.
“There positively must be enter from the general public,” he stated.
Township supervisors are ready to listen to extra in regards to the proposals.
“I simply need a visitors mild in Salem, I do not care in regards to the different intersections,” Supervisor Ross Smoker stated.
Borough President Jon Payne stated his concern is for the security of all residents and stated the borough has already agreed to take care of a visitors mild to be put in at Route 204 and Mill Avenue on the Camelback Bridge throughout development of the south finish. of the freeway venture. .