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Traffic concerns stall proposed school on Locust Lane

Infinity Charter School is gearing up to relocate to a property at 5405 Locust Lane (map), which is just west of ABC bowling center. School officials are working with Lower Paxton Township to obtain approval to remodel and expand the existing building that previously housed a health food store and more recently a Hindu temple. The school, currently located in Penbrook, has about 250 students and 30 staff members.

Lower Paxton supervisors last week delayed voting on the plan because state transportation officials might require a flashing school sign on Locust Lane at the school site. Citizens can comment on the proposed project prior to the supervisors deciding whether to grant final approval during their next business meeting on Oct. 4.

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One of two proposed school driveways along Locust Lane with Rosemont Drive in the background.

Officials are concerned the location of the school’s entrance and exit driveways could cause problems with residents turning onto Locust Lane from Rosewood Drive, which intersects Locust Lane directly across from the proposed school site. Over 100 vehicles, including more than 20 buses, are expected to enter and exit the campus every morning and afternoon that the school is in session.

Members of the township’s Planning Commission also had concerns about traffic when they reviewed the plan air jordan 6 sale. Their recommendation for the supervisors to approve the plan included a condition for school officials to seek permission from the state to post school zone signs on Locust Lane.

Infinity is an independent public school located in Central Dauphin School District and is funded with school tax dollars from home districts of its students. It serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
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Watson Fisher with Stray Winds Area Neighbors contributed to this report.

Post updated to describe possible traffic signal on Locust Lane as a flashing school signal.

Study aims to tame Linglestown Road traffic

The days when Linglestown Road was a country road are long gone. Even though there’s no way to eliminate traffic tie-ups during rush hours, a study that’s about to start could prevent the road, officially referred to as PA Route 39, from turning into another congested area like Route 22 in Lower Paxton Township.

Thanks to a $235,000 gaming grant recently awarded by Dauphin County, regional planners are gearing up to study the Route 39 corridor from the Susquehanna River to about a mile beyond the intersection of Routes 39 and 22.

Traffic counts are underway and talks are taking place to possibly extend the study area into West Hanover and South Hanover townships, said Eric Stump with HRG, an engineering firm in Harrisburg that will lead the study process.

Other studies of the corridor have been done in the past, but this one will take into consideration future development that could take place and how it will impact transportation nike air max 1 lovers, said Eric Epstein, a local activist who helped spearhead the new project.

The study will identify potential improvement projects on Route 39 and intersecting roads. Also, suggestions will be offered on ways local officials could improve traffic flow and safety in the corridor by amending land-use regulations.

Having a fresh study in hand will help local officials obtain money for road projects, said Stump.

The study is expected to 12 to 18 months to complete and meetings for the public to provide input will be scheduled.
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Photo credit:  PennLive.com

Updated with revised description of focus area for the study and information on how the study will be used.