‘It’s a problem’: Supervisors want to prevent crashes at intersection of busy Route 15

Supervisors want to prevent crashes at intersection of busy Route 15

MONTGOMERY — Clinton Township supervisors agreed Monday to look into solutions for a local intersection, which has proven to be a problem area for vehicle crashes.

“We know it’s a problem and now we need to know how to fix it,” John Magyar II, township supervisor, said about the intersection of routes 54 and 15.

The supervisors will look into hiring a traffic control engineer to begin a study on the intersection. The engineer will investigate possible options to fix the problem and begin to compile information to write grants to seek funding.

Statistics of the number of crashes at the site are not yet available, but, according to Clinton Township supervisors, there have been many accidents in previous years and they have heard numerous public comments on the issue.

In other news, the supervisors spoke about a number of blighted properties in the township and agreed to invite the township’s codes enforcement officer to the next meeting.

“We would like to invite our codes officer to the (March 26) meeting to discuss how their office works,” said Larry Stout, township supervisor. “We may need to adjust our directions to them on how they follow through.”

In attendance were Stout, Patrick Deitrick and Magyar. Lanny Wertz and Richard Barto were absent.