Last updated: September 12. 2013 11:21PM - 682 Views
B. GARRET ROGAN Times Leader Correspondent

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PLAINS TWP. — Township commissioners offered some hope for a solution Thursday night to residents who have repeatedly complained about truck traffic along Ridgewood Road and East Saylor Avenue.

Commissioners said they are planning meetings with state Sen. John Yudichak and state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski about the possibility of stop lights and other measures to control noise, pollution and damage from the trucks.

The township is also in the process of pricing scales so that trucks can be monitored for possible weight restriction violations, they said.

Township officials also said they are talking with the owners of Wilkes-Barre Materials about the possibility of constructing an access road to state Route 315 that will eliminate the need to go through the Keystone section neighborhoods.

The complaints from residents in the area regarding activity at the Wilkes-Barre Materials and Popple Construction quarries, which have been consistent for years, have sharply increased since this spring.

In other matters, it was announced there will be a public meeting Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. to discuss the results of recent surveys and to seek public input about a comprehensive plan to be put together for future township activity.

Earlier their year, one of every three homes in the township received a survey regarding general progress and development within the township in the coming years. Roughly 40 percent of the surveys were completed and returned, commissioners said.

Commissioners urged as many residents as possible to attend the meeting, noting the significance this will hold for residents well into the future.

The next regular Board of Commissioners meeting will be on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

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