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Residents ask Forks for Meco Road stop sign

By Tom Coombe, WFMZ.com Reporter, news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 15 2014 09:41:20 PM CDT
Updated On: May 16 2014 06:26:53 AM CDT
Stop sign needed on Meco Road
FORKS TWP., Pa. -

It's been eight years since a township study concluded the intersection of Meco Road and Jamie Court didn't need a stop sign for east/west traffic.

But a lot has changed in the township since then, and residents went before the supervisors Thursday evening to ask them for help in slowing drivers on what they say is now a busy intersection.

"The amount of traffic has increased since the study was done," said resident Donna Schluter. "The bus stop wasn't there."

She and her neighbors argue that the bus stop, along with a growing population, are enough to justify a stop sign.

They presented the supervisors a petition with about 35 signatures.

But township officials say it's not an easy change to make.

"We can't just arbitrarily go out and put up a stop sign," said Forks police Chief Greg Dorney.

That's up to PennDOT, which will base its decision on a new township traffic study. Supervisors said they will discuss whether to do a new study at their June 5 meeting.

In other business, the supervisors awarded a bid for a construction project that will replace 2,300 feet of sewer pipe along Sullivan Trail and Wagon Wheel Drive to S and M Construction.

S and M Construction was the low bidder, submitting a bid of $235, 445.