A plan is in place to add speed humps and rumble strips to Harrogate Road in Upper St. Clair, but township officials don't know if the majority of the neighbors want the traffic calming devices.
Neighbors came forward with a petition that they had a speeding problem on their road and they wanted the township to help.
A traffic study conducted by the township traffic engineer revealed that there was indeed a speeding problem on the roadway, and recommended the township install three speed humps and two sets of rumble strips.
The township sent out 47 surveys to Harrogate Road residents. Only 27 of the households responded, with 19 of the households in favor of the traffic-calming plan. Upper St. Clair policy recommends that more than 50 percent of neighbors agree on a plan before it goes into effect.
One neighbor attended Monday night's Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners informational meeting in support of the traffic-calming plan.
"There are 20 kids under sixth grade on that road (Harrogate)," said Paul Kovell. "People are constantly running the stop signs."
Township Manager Matthew Serakowski said the township held two public meetings with Harrogate Road residents and that they were very divided on whether they wanted speed humps.
Director of Community Development Scott Brilhart said he plans on sending out another survey to residents in the near future to see if the township can get some more feedback.
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