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Upper Hanover Continues to Seek Solutions for Truck Traffic
Written by Candace Perry, Correspondent
2023-09-13

            Tractor-trailers on roads they should not be on is an ongoing concern for some Upper Hanover residents and the board of supervisors.

            A Wasser Road resident attended the supervisors' meeting on Tuesday, September 12, to both thank the board for its efforts and make observations about some of the more troubling aspects of the truck traffic.

            He said that the traffic had greatly improved over the past two weeks but had lingering concerns about safety. He noted that a woman driving a car had become wedged between a wall and a truck and had to be towed out.

            He further said that some residents had been approaching the truck drivers, but the state police had warned that the drivers frequently carry guns.

            Later in the meeting the chair of the public safety committee, supervisor Dorothy Diehl, discussed some options for dealing with unwanted truck traffic on the narrow roads. She stated that the trucks were using the "car GPS" which was leading them to these roads on the way to Walmart, Blommer, and the East Greenville Business Center.

            Diehl suggested coming up with an information sheet that warehouse workers could pass along to the drivers. It was determined that she and township manager Anne Klepfer should go and speak to the owners and managers of these businesses directly.

            In public works news, road department supervisor Jamie Benfield reported that Aqua agreed to remove 30 dead trees along Wild Run Road.

            In water authority news, supervisor Ben Fiorito said that the authority was looking for a new operations manager.

            Under old business, Chairman Steve Rothenberger reported that the board had interviewed five candidates for tax collector and were currently reviewing resumes.

            In the engineer's report, engineer Pete Eisenbraun said that the township had received one bid for the replacement of the Graber Road culvert, for a total of $187,580. The supervisors approved the bid.

            Additionally, the supervisors approved a quote of $14,784 for line painting maintenance.


 

 

 

 

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