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Borough to conduct traffic study to determine if stop sign needed

Thursday, July 24, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

A new stop sign may be put into place at the intersection of Fourth and Main streets.

The Borough of Northampton will conduct a traffic study to determine if a stop sign is needed in the northwest corner of the intersection.

The intersection currently has three stop signs. Residents in the area have asked borough to make the intersection safer by adding a fourth stop sign.

Council discussed the issue at an earlier meeting because a fence had been erected by one of the families residing at the intersection.

However, the fence was removed before the council meeting. Still, the family and others told council the intersection poses a danger to children.

Borough Manager Gene Zarayko said Lehigh Engineering, the borough's engineering firm, is in the process of preparing for a traffic study.

Police Chief Ron Morey had a speed monitor box installed to get an official record of how many cars pass the location and the average speed of vehicles.

Other options discussed include additional signs or painting a crosswalk.

In other business, St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue, was granted permission to barricade 19th Street, between Washington and Lincoln avenues Aug. 4-8 for its annual vacation Bible school for children. The closure would be from 5 to 8:30 p.m.