Loyalsock supers fix high crash area with four-way stop

The Loyalsock Township supervisors on Tuesday approved putting in two new stop signs to create a safer space for what concerned citizens said is a recurring problem.

During a supervisors’ meeting in September, a resident discussed a problem area where a cluster of accidents had occurred in the Sheridan Street corridor and asked what could be done to fix it, Bill Burdett, township manager, said.

Randy Stover, public works director, confirmed the dangerous area looking through accident history.

One accident even ended in the residents’ front yard, she said during public comment in September.

There were no stop signs from the city line all the way to Northway Road and motorists can pick up a considerable amount of speed, Burdett said.

A four-way stop at the intersection of Sheridan and Faxon Parkway will be implemented to fix that.

The two stop signs and the proper notification about a traffic pattern change will be implemented soon.

The supervisors also voted to approve their 2016 Community Development Block Grant money that was OK’d by Kristin McLaughlin, project coordinator for SEDA-Council of Governments. Voting unanimously on all items were Marc Sortman, John Bower Jr., Rick Wheeland and Paul Nyman. Virginia Eaton was absent.

The supervisors also announced that they are looking for a group of recreation center monitors to work part-time hours that would vary each week depending on rental times.

Instead of asking full-time staff to come in and monitor the center, the township would like to have a group of more available employees to be able to put in part-time hours, Burdett said.

Anyone interested can contact Recreation Director Shannon Lukowsky or call the township office at 570-323-6151.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24.

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