Peters Township plans to conduct a traffic calming study on Maple Lane after years of receiving complaints from area residents.
The council unanimously voted to hire Traffic Planning and Design engineers to conduct the study for $3,400.
Residents living along or near the road petitioned the township in 2009, but the car volume and speed pushed it down the list.
Township Manager Mike Silvestri said once the study is completed, TPD engineers will come forward with traffic calming options and the municipality will ask for feedback from residents. The proposals would then need to be approved by affected residents before the council signs off on the plan.
That can’t come soon enough for Peters resident Jack Adams, whose backyard borders Maple Lane. He told the council on Monday night that something needs to be done immediately or walkers, joggers and residents will be in danger of speeding cars.
“It’s gotten to the point that I’m afraid to mow my grass,” Adams said. “It’s gotten that serious.”
He added that the sight lines for people walking in that area are poor and suggested speed humps be installed.
“It’s not about if something happens on Maple Lane, but when,” he said. “It’s an extreme problem and if we don’t do something, we’re going to be sorry.”