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Hughestown looks at ways to reduce speeding truck traffic

September 09. 2013 11:52PM
B. GARRET ROGAN Times Leader Correspondent

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HUGHESTOWN — Council discussed ways to reduce speeding truck traffic within the borough during Monday’s meeting.

Officials plan to contact representatives from PennDOT to add signage advising industrial truck drivers to reduce speeds on Rock Street due to an increase in complaints from residents in the area about noise and possible hazards.

Rock Street is technically a state road and as such is under the jurisdiction of the state.

Councilwoman Barbara Gatto added Parsonage Street as another area of concern. Similar worries about trucks also have been expressed regarding that street during council meetings in neighboring Pittston.

Mayor Paul Hindmarsh advised increased monitoring of truck traffic in the borough so as to possibly justify the hiring of a police officer certified to inspect trucks that could be in violation of borough code.

In other matters, the council unanimously approved Gatto’s motion to donate $100 to the Pittston Library.

The next regular council meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

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