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Emmaus Borough Council personal appeal plea for help.

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At the Emmaus Borough Council meeting on Monday 8/17/2015 a personal plea was made requesting help to slow down traffic along Chestnut St., especially the intersection by the Turkey Hill on 6th. St…

This plea was made by Mrs. Amy Huber, who lives very close to the intersection where an unfortunate accident occurred that took the life of a young child and seriously hurt another. The plea that was made was directly intended to get all motorists to be more cautious when driving and to have the motorist realize the laws when it comes to designated crosswalks on public streets.

Mrs. Huber was instrumental in starting a local organization called “Community and Caring Citizens of the Lehigh Valley.” Through this group she was able to get 430 signatures and collect donations of $800.00 to go towards the three demands their group presented at the council meeting.

Listen to Mrs. Huber give hair raising descriptions of accidents that have taken place and in detail that you won’t find in other newspapers.

Their 3 demands: 1) to have crosswalk signals at all intersections along Chestnut St. 2) Install “watch children” signs (on all 4 corners of these intersections) 3) Lower the speed limit along Chestnut St. from the present 35 MPH down to 25 MPH.

Wes Barrett, a councilman, warned Mrs. Huber that she shouldn’t expect that her demands will be handled anytime soon as Chestnut St. is a state road and all actions will need to have PennDOT approval. Also, council President Mrs. Gilbert stated that a traffic study would need to be done, but was unsure who would do it or how it would be paid for, and that council would try to help with Mrs. Huber’s requests.

In the meantime Mr. Pepe had contacted PennDOT and had info on what was necessary and costs involved to install the crosswalk signage, he estimated it would cost ~$29,000/intersection. A check on Google maps shows that there are six intersections between Fourth St. and Cedar Crest Blvd. That could bring total cost up towards $180,000 to cover the critical intersections mentioned.

The Borough Manager, Mr. Shane Pepe, thanked Mrs. Huber for her efforts and accepted the $800.00 donation that he said would be put in an escrow account dedicated to the improvements the organization wants and will not simply go into the general fund.

 

 

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