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Speed Bumps Opposed For Welsh Dr., Hause Ave.

SANATOGA PA – Whether intentionally or not, if your car is speeding across Welsh Drive or Hause Avenue in the village – a short distance east of Coventry Christian Academy on North Pleasant View Road – the chances of being pulled over and cited by police are now somewhat higher, police Chief Michael Foltz told the Board of Commissioners last week.

Foltz said police officers will increase monitoring of both streets, following complaints filed by residents there who say vehicles regularly exceed the speed limit and also ignore stop signs.

His department recently completed a traffic study in the area to determine the extent of the problem. Although Foltz said it doesn’t seem as severe as initially described, the chief agreed some added oversight could be beneficial.

At least one resident asked the township to consider installing speed bumps along the streets. It’s a practice opposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for state-owned highways, because the agency contends speed bumps create traffic problems of their own. The township engineer and Foltz agree with PennDOT’s point. “That’s not the way to go,” the chief told commissioners during their May 1 meeting.

  • In a related manner, commissioners reported a second school crossing light has been installed on North Pleasant View to add safety for students crossing the road to reach Coventry Christian Academy from Welsh. It is a replacement signal, paid for by the school, after an earlier unit was damaged and had to be removed. Township Manager Ed Wagner said operation of the signal was pending inspection, and was likely to be authorized for use within two weeks or less.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ May 1 meeting):

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