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Upper Hanover Hears More Complaints about Trucks on Rural Roads
Written by Candace Perry, Correspondent

Residents speak out about truck traffic to East Greenville Business Center


            Despite vigilance by residents and monitoring by the state police, truck drivers continue to find their way down the rural roads of Upper Hanover to reach the East Greenville Business Center on Gravel Pike.

            Residents from the vicinity of Warner School Road voiced their concerns over the traffic at the Upper Hanover Board of Supervisors' meeting on Tuesday, February 14.

            "They're destroying the neighborhood," a resident said. She noted that the drivers are using GPS and ignoring the "no trucks" signs. GPS sends them down the country roads, posing a threat to people and property.

            She said that more warehouses locally, such as those planned on Kraussdale and Quakertown Roads, would further aggravate the problem. "If you're going to put in more warehouses, it's going to impact the valley."

            The resident said that she regularly follows the trucks and confronts the drivers. She said that the business center probably has a sign posted that says, "Look out for the lady in the white SUV." The state police have stopped the trucks, but they remain undeterred.

            Board chair Steve Rothenberger said that the supervisors are aware of the problem. The board discussed whether the business owners at the center could be cited, and solicitor Joseph Bresnan is going to investigate it.

            Road Department Supervisor Jamie Benfield reported that his crew is going to be installing more "no trucks" signs on Quakertown Road and on Gravel Pike.

            The township had several parks and recreation projects on the agenda, including a presentation by Eagle Scout Allison Miani of Troop 79. She proposed a project that will close the loop on the trails in the Mill Hill preservation area, which will help keep hikers off private property. She will be constructing new sections of the trail and adding a boardwalk over a wet area.

            Supervisor Stefan Laessig reported that the parks committee will apply for a $200,000 MontCo 2040 grant with a 20 percent minimum match by the township to construct pickleball courts at Macoby Run Park.

            Also, at Macoby Run, Township Manager Anne Klepfer said that Benfield suggested installing a planter island in the parking lot to prevent individuals from doing donuts. The late-night shenanigans have been caught on trail cameras.

            In roads news, the contractor working on Hendricks Road has asked to pause the project until paving plants reopen. The supervisors approved the request, but the project will still be completed in 60 days total.






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