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PennDOT: It’s All Good Downtown

No changes needed at any intersections

June 19, 2013

If you’ve ever sat through multiple red lights at the bottom of Market Street or been caught in the line of backed-up traffic extending from beyond Hickory Street to Market Street at rush hour, you......

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Jun-20-13 2:11 AM

I think 4 way stop signs would do the job for both third and fifth.

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Jun-19-13 10:55 PM lights at Conewango & Third or Conewango & Fifth. Maybe we need Penndot after all.

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Jun-19-13 3:59 PM

the only traffic lights this town needs are at hickory and Penn, Market and Penn, Conewango and Penn, 3rd and Market and 4th and Market. All the rest are a waste and could be replaced with four way or two way stop signs.

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Jun-19-13 1:56 PM

Hm. No accidents, no light, huh. OK, folks, who wants to make the sacrifice? It appears that PennDOT prefers to be reactive, rather than proactive.

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Jun-19-13 1:16 PM

OMG! Traffic downtown?? It's better than tumble weeds blowing down a deserted street. Downtown businesses should take advantage of the "captive audience" to attract attention to their buisness.

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Jun-19-13 12:14 PM

Why not just place a small "FOUR WAY" sign under the existing stop signs as they have at other four way intersections?

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Jun-19-13 11:19 AM

If the four-way stop is to remain, then the city should put up LARGE warning signs along Pa. ave: "FOUR-WAY STOP AHEAD." Strangers could benefit, and not be as confused as some are now. Visitor-friendly, remember.

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Jun-19-13 10:15 AM

Well I think that settles that issue. After all there isn't a list I can find that doesn't include Pennsylvania in the top 10 states for worst roads in America, top 10 for most dangerous roads in America, and top 10 for most dangerous bridges in America. So you'll excuse me if I question their expertise on safety analysis. The intersection promotes traffic crawl. It should be made into a two way stop and PA Ave should be through traffic. My 9 year old could analyze that the vehicular traffic coming out of Liberty is miniscule except for about an hour when NWS employees go home and pedestrian traffic of any count is relegated to an hour in the AM and PM. The rest of the time its vehicles on PA Avenue making a stop for no reason.

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Jun-19-13 9:31 AM

I once asked why we can't have arrows for traffic turning east from Market street. Have you ever tried that between 4:00 and 5:30 pm? I was actually told there was no need. Well I feel different when I am the one sitting there and only one car gets through the red light at a time. I agree some drivers could be more aggressive, but are not. The lights are not user friendly the whole way down Market St.

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Jun-19-13 9:18 AM

Probably the same "experts" that made that wonderful left turn signal for Aldi's. Sit there and wait for the light with no traffic in sight. and that supposed wide turn lane to turn onto Jackson from southbound Market St. But over $2 mil to "upgrade" 62 north with turn lanes where I have to ask "Why? Only occasional cars turning in to those places". My guess is these "experts" live in Pleasant Twp where they avoid the traffic. And cudos to whomever changed the timing on the Commons lite that lets you sit for long periods for no apparent reason.

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