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Linglestown Gazette: Big rigs having trouble at Linglestown roundabouts

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Big rigs having trouble at Linglestown roundabouts

Q-tip on village road project ...

Gazette contributor Q reports that at least two tractor-trailers have had to do some fancy maneuvering to get through both partially constructed roundabouts in Linglestown.

Lower Paxton Township manager George Wolfe assured Q in an email that the roundabouts were designed to accommodate tractor trailers, school buses and fire trucks. The only catch is that the free flow of oversized vehicles will not be possible until after completion of construction.

Q also passed along an article about the growing use of roundabout in the U.S.
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RELATED LINK – CNN video on roundabouts

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5 Comments:

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Amy Starr said...

Did you see the video story on cnn.com re: roundabouts today? It was interesting to hear that they reduce gas consumption!

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger  said...

Thanks for passing along the link, Amy. I added it to the post.

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Sean said...

Bill - the roundabouts were designed around the turning radius of the ladder truck at the fire company, as it was the largest thing that should go through them. This came from a road meeting back when it was being designed. To my understanding tractor-trailers will not be allowed in town, that is what our road committee has been saying.

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger  said...

Thanks, Sean. I remember talk about tractor-trailers being off limits in the village.

Do you know what will be put in place so truck drivers are aware that they need to find an alternate route?

 
At 6:50 PM, Blogger Sean said...

I'm not sure Bill, I don't remember hearing anything about that. But, I would think that they should put signs at C&S Grocers in west hanover twp, maybe at Linglestown/Colonial, and exit 72.

 

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