Blind intersection a concern in Aspinwall
Aspinwall officials will look at how to address reports of traffic problems along Center Avenue, near Ninth Street.
Tina Mourra, a resident of nearby Virginia Avenue Ext., last week told council that she nearly had a car accident near the intersection.
She said that traffic has become worse on the road, as motorists, who might not be familiar with the street, are using it to pass through the borough.
“They are not always aware that there is a blind intersection with Ninth Street and Center,” Mourra said.
A mirror near the intersection to help drivers mostly is ineffective, Mourra said.
Officials said they will investigate what signs they could place on the road, such additional speed-limit signs, which wouldn't need approval from PennDOT.
Mayor Joe Giuffre said reversing the direction of Ninth Street, which is one way, to not lead traffic onto Center Avenue could be an option if residents supported the idea.
“If we changed Ninth Street the opposite direction, at least that would help with the traffic,” Giuffre said.
Council President Joe Noro said officials would look at ways to help with traffic problems, but the one option that might help might not be possible.
“You probably need to stop the traffic at the top of that hill,” Noro said.
Mourra said something needs to be done about the traffic before an accident happens near the intersection.
“I think it's come to the point now there's increasing traffic, and the problem's really only going to get worse to the point where something pretty bad is going to happen,” Mourra said.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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