Mt. Pleasant adds 23 new pedestrian crosswalk placards
By Kelly Vernon
Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 9:33 a.m.
Mt. Pleasant Borough Police Chief Steve Ober said 23 new pedestrian crossing signs were recently placed at various locations in the borough to improve safety for area residents.
The signs were obtained at no cost to the borough from PennDOT to alert motorists of the possibility of pedestrians crossing the street, Ober said.
Ober completed an application requesting the signs for high traffic pedestrian areas in the borough, he said.
The signs were added to the 24 existing crosswalk markers, Ober said.
Ober said the signs were placed at intersections that are not equipped with traffic lights.
The new bright yellow markers were placed at the following locations: Spring Street at Eagle Street, Quarry Street at Main Street, Church Street at Eagle Street, Hitchman Street at Main Street, Quarry Street at Kraisinger's Market and along Church Street near Frick Park.
PennDOT Safety Officer Jay Ofsanik said the channeling devices are to serve as a visual reminder to motorists to yield to pedestrians at the designated areas. The heavy bases keep the devices in place and require no maintenance, added Ofsanik.
He said PennDOT spent $1.3 million to enhance pedestrian safety and has placed more than 800 devices in municipalities in the region.
Kraisinger's Market owner Regis Kraisinger said he is excited to have them in front of his store.
He received three signs at crosswalk areas in front of his business, which was more than he expected.
He mentioned the need for the signs has been a concern for quite a while.
“I am happy to have them, especially since most of my patrons are senior citizens,” Kraisinger said. “I think it gives older patrons a sense of security.”
Kelly Vernon is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-547-5722 or email@example.com.
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