February 6, 2013 |
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Saying traffic lights "have no place" on the Garden State Parkway - a lament of Cape May County residents and visitors for decades - state officials ceremoniously broke ground Monday on a $110 million project to remove the only three signals along the 172-mile toll road. Construction is expected to begin as soon as warmer weather prevails. It will take about two years and require the creation of bridges, overpasses, and ramps to give full access to the roadway at Interchanges 9, 10, and 11, where the lights now snarl traffic and create safety hazards.
March 7, 2000 |
State transportation officials have started this week to upgrade 26 traffic signals in the downtown area in an effort to reduce traffic congestion. Over the next nine months, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will install traffic signals that will be connected through one system that can be controlled by the borough. The $1.9 million project will allow borough officials to adjust lights according to traffic flow and plan detours if there is a special event or traffic accident, said PennDot spokesman Gene Blaum.
February 15, 1987 |
Motorists in Whitemarsh Township said they had two years of the good life, and they want it back. A dozen residents at a meeting of the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors Thursday night, said that while several temporary traffic signals operated during Schuylkill Expressway reconstruction, their driving experiences were relatively painless. But, they said, since PennDOT removed those traffic lights in December, highway problems have increased. Although the supervisors tabled action on an application to PennDOT for a traffic signal at the intersection of Germantown Pike and Church Lane - where a temporary light had operated - board members decided to investigate problem intersections in the township and to take further action.
August 22, 1991 |
The Warminster Board of Supervisors has voted to commit the township to $165,000 in traffic-signal upgrades. The supervisors delayed action, however, on a more comprehensive capital- improvements plan expected to cost $2.5 million and to be financed largely through borrowing. At a meeting Tuesday, Christopher Staub, supervisors chairman, said he hoped the comprehensive plan would be approved next week. Staub first presented that plan - which includes provisions ranging from extensive golf- course repair to storm- system upgrades - to the board in early June.
March 15, 1987 |
The Octorara school board will vote on whether to pay for traffic signals on Highland Road and upgrade signals on Route 41 at its meeting tomorrow night. The board had been discussing the installation of flashing signals for Highland Road but added upgrading the lights on Route 41, when a PennDOT official reviewed the traffic situation on Route 41. The official said that other changes could include establishing a 15 m.p.h. school zone on Route 41, although none of the schools has an entrance on Route 41. School Superintendent Richard P. McAdams has asked the board to request that West Fallowfield Township apply to PennDOT for the traffic signals and the 15 m.p.h.
August 6, 1986 |
Even though he has operated his gas station at the corner of Bridgeboro and Hartford Roads for almost 30 years, the last six months have been the most hectic for Walter Yansick. In that time, there have been four major accidents at the intersection in front of his gas station, all causing injuries, and Yansick said he saw no end in sight - no end, at least, until a traffic signal is installed. The solution is simple, but getting the light to the intersection is somewhat more complicated.
December 23, 1990 |
Traffic along two major thoroughfares in Lansdale should move more quickly, smoothly and sensibly under a plan approved last week by the Borough Council to upgrade several signals. Borough Manager F. Lee Mangan outlined the plan to install state-of-the-art traffic signals at Seventh Street and Cannon Avenue and at Valley Forge and Whites Roads; both intersections had no signals previously. Signals at five other intersections - Broad Street at Seventh; Hancock Street and Whites Road; Broad Street and Whites Road; Seventh and Line Streets, and Hancock Street and Church Road - will be significantly upgraded, according to Mangan.
March 22, 1987 |
The Octorara school board has voted, 9-0, to pay for traffic signals on Route 41 and on Highland Road. There will be a set of flashing signals on each road, and the cost of installing both is expected to be $10,000, superintendent Richard P. McAdams told the board Monday. The board has asked PennDOT to send the necessary forms to West Fallowfield Township, which must make the application. McAdams said that the last time school signals were installed, in 1970, the process took a year.
August 15, 2006
Re: "A new voice of authority is heard," July 13: Pennsylvania Council of the Blind wishes to thank Renee Kirby, the mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities, Temple University, and the Philadelphia Streets Department for addressing an ongoing safety issue for the visually impaired. With the construction of the audible traffic signals (ATS) at selected intersections, such as Broad and Spring Garden Streets, visually impaired individuals will be able to cross a busy street with the same confidence of a totally sighted person.