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PennDOT Will Decide

Funds committed if signal determined appropriate

March 20, 2013

The future of a traffic light at Liberty St. and Pennsylvania Ave. has shifted from discussion to action....

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Jimmy1

Mar-20-13 6:53 PM

A study is a waste of time and money! In the end they will do what they like regardless of what a study says and regardless of what the people want! Seen it before with the hickory st bridge. All the studies and all the meetings just to pacify the people, their mind was made up way before hand. Same will apply here! Watch and see! As I understand it they already have the lights, they just don't fit the poles! We will get a light after all is said and done with! At the cost of what to the tax payers?

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SamHarvey

Mar-20-13 4:09 PM

Lifelongresident- I agree with you- but the City can't ignore the state law.

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MTOMTO

Mar-20-13 3:32 PM

"It needs a traffic signal -- or else make Pa. Ave. narrower there."

I believe that's in Streetscape, Phase III?

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Lifelongresident

Mar-20-13 3:29 PM

The study isn't free. While it may not cost the city anything we are all state tax payers. So these "free to the cities involved" comments make me cringe.

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dubedit

Mar-20-13 2:57 PM

Strangers driving east can't see a stop sign; it's*****near 90 degrees away. The intersection is way too wide. It needs a traffic signal -- or else make Pa. Ave. narrower there.

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BrookP

Mar-20-13 1:12 PM

While they are at it, maybe they can re-study those ridiculous No Turn On Red signs that Penndot insisted be put up all around the downtown area. They hinder traffic flow, not help it.

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SamHarvey

Mar-20-13 11:48 AM

The city can't put the light back up without the penDOT study- it's a State Regulation. The study is being paid for by PennDOT. These studies are done to determine if a light is needed or not based on pedestrian and vehicle traffic. "Just putting the light up" isn't an option. Ignoring the situation would be, however there is potential liability if someone gets hurt- plus someone got hurt. I think it's best in this case to let the experts gather data and decide.

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WorkingClassStiff

Mar-20-13 11:23 AM

Where is all this money going to come from if they want to lay people off in 2015? If PennDOT does the study and determines a light is needed, the city has no choice but to install it.

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MTOMTO

Mar-20-13 9:52 AM

If they are looking for lights and not paying attention to stop signs, they should have their licenses pulled.

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MTOMTO

Mar-20-13 9:50 AM

"Also, new people driving in town are looking for lights, not a stop sign all of a sudden."

New people? Babies are driving now? No wonder there is such a problem.

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happy63

Mar-20-13 9:34 AM

It's the people that are walking that is the problem, not the cars. They don't pay attention! Put the light back in. Also, new people driving in town are looking for lights, not a stop sign all of a sudden.

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MTOMTO

Mar-20-13 9:16 AM

I like Mr. Sprentz's idea. Northwest could turn it into a green space or a loading zone. Or better yet, executive parking.

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Crossley

Mar-20-13 8:53 AM

After reading the comment by Kinzua 1, I have to agree that traffic is flowing better and that to leave things the way they are is an even better idea. Either way why would a study of any kind be needed?

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Jimmy1

Mar-20-13 8:51 AM

Hmmmm let's see, there is a light a block away at hickory and penn but we need a study to see if one is needed a block away at penn and liberty? Really? A study? Get real! Penn ave straight through and stop signs on all side streets! Problem solved, now do it! This isn't rocket science! Obviously if there is a light at hickory they will see a need for a light at liberty! Just do it! And get it over with! But I think straight through penn ave all the way is a better idea!

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Crossley

Mar-20-13 8:47 AM

let's spend more money on a study!!! Logic really does not work in the real world does it? The light was there, put it back...

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Kinzua1

Mar-20-13 8:43 AM

Come on people! Move on ,forget the study,and quit pampering a certin few. NO LIGHT is needed,it's better traffic flow now than ever. Move on,I am sure there could be another fountain or foolish curbing to be concidered.

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writer10

Mar-20-13 2:16 AM

Instead of an expensive light, tell people to pay attention. I don't know what it is with the people of this area but they always seem to be in their own little bubble.

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Kelly14

Mar-20-13 1:50 AM

Would someone just make a decision!!! And to think we put important matters on the future of the city with a group of people who take over a year to even decide what to do with a darn traffic light and still cannot decide!

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