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Newtown Traffic Engineer Recommends 25 MPH Speed Limit for Section of Newtown-Yardley Rd

Newtown Traffic Engineer Recommends 25 MPH Speed Limit for Section of Newtown-Yardley Rd | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Although the Newtown Township traffic engineer (RVE) and Township Solicitor previously were of the opinion that changing the speed limit of Newtown-Yardley Rd from Elm St to Lower Dolington Rd would require permission from PennDOT, residents provided evidence that the existing factors regarding pedestrian safety are sufficient to lower the speed limit from 35 to 25 mph and PennDOT permission is NOT required as Newtown-Yardley Rd is a “turn-back” township road.

 

“To help create a more uniform posted speed along the corridor, increase pedestrian safety at the existing crossing, as well as improve pedestrian and transit connectivity to the Borough, there is a benefit to lowering the posted speed limit to 25mph from the Newtown Borough line to the signalized intersection with Dolington Road/Terry Drive,” said RVE  in an updated traffic study memorandum.

 

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