Woodland Dr. Complaints Heard

Posted: September 14, 1989

Woodland Drive in West Caln Township is as steep as a ski slope and as hazardous as an obstacle course.

And those are only some of the problems with the street, according to one local resident.

At a township meeting Monday night, Woodland Drive resident Elizabeth Weaver told the Board of Supervisors that there was no speed limit posted on the 500-yard stretch of road wedged between Sandy Hill and Cambridge Roads, just north of Route 340.

"Cars come racing down this short-cut route, and police say they can't do anything about it because there is no sign posted," said Weaver. "I'm concerned about the children's safety."

Township manager Gary Dunlap told Weaver that the township would look into posting signs warning drivers to watch for children at play, as well as posting a speed-limit sign.

In addition, Weaver told the supervisors that the road was deteriorating rapidly and washed debris onto her grass when it rained.

The road was torn up more than a year ago when the Coatesville Water Authority installed a pipeline. A spokeswoman for the authority said Tuesday that work had been completed, and that there had been no complaints about the road.

In other business, the supervisors unanimously endorsed a land-preservation proposal by Chester County Citizens to Save Open Space.

The $50 million bond issue to create and preserve open space will be on the Nov. 7 ballot.

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