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Hearing Set Tonight On Highway Speed Limit

SANATOGA PA – A public hearing on a proposal to set 35 miles per hour as the maximum speed limit across all portions of Industrial Highway within Lower Pottsgrove’s borders is scheduled tonight (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015) at 7 on the agenda of the township Board of Commissioners during its first November meeting in the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd.

The meeting had been set for Monday (Nov. 2, 2015) but was postponed due to Election Day preparations.

Industrial Highway is a state-owned road that, lacking township-imposed limits, technically has a significantly higher speed limit, Police Chief Michael Foltz previously explained. Setting the highway speed limit to 35 helps better control traffic and limit some accidents, he added.

Many residents are of the understanding that the township’s portion of Industrial Highway ends at its intersection with Moser Road. However, maps show the highway remains within Lower Pottsgrove as it continues south from Moser roughly to the point where it curves west into the borough of Pottstown to follow the banks of the Schuylkill River.

A legal advertisement publicizing the hearing was published Oct. 22 on the board’s behalf.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Nov. 5 meeting):

Graphic from Google Maps; photo from Google Images

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