Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Red Light Green

Have you ever been ticketed in Philadelphia for going through a red light?

Well, if it happened recently it turns out the fine you paid may be improving safety here in Pottstown.

Borough Manager Jason Bobst told council recently that PennDOT uses that money to help fund transportation safety projects throughout the region.

The projects can cost up to $1.5 million and Pottstown has four ideas for how to spend that money.

  1. Put up new guiderails along Industrial Highway to replace old-style cable rails that are so old that finding replacement parts is difficult.
  2. Put approach guiderails on the Washington, Franklin, Evans and Charlotte street bridges over the train tracks downtown.
  3. Begin to replace older traffic signs with new ones that match the standards that go into place in 2018.
  4. Upgrade the pedestrian crossing at Second and Manatawny streets, a popular and dangerous crossing made more popular by the opening of the spray park.
The application has to be submitted by June 30, so we'll know soon enough which ones get chosen.

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