Quaker Valley traffic report released but no quick fix, officials say
Quaker Valley school directors said Tuesday there will be no immediate action following the release this week of a report detailing ideas to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for students at the high school in Leetsdale.
The district formed a traffic safety advisory committee in January, following nearly a year of debate over Quaker Valley's purchase of two homes, and attempts to buy a third, near the high school. Initial plans called for construction of a parking lot and student drop-off area.
But school officials and owners of property at 700 Beaver St., adjacent to the high school, haven't been able to reach an agreement. This is the last property remaining between the high school and the two acquired properties.
The traffic safety committee suggested a variety of options, including scaling back brush along an entrance to the high school campus on Beaver Street and redesigning a hillside roadway to offer pedestrian and vehicle traffic access.
Other ideas included a parking garage and petitioning PennDOT for signage along Route 65 near the school.
Some committee members also questioned whether the school's current location along a hillside above Route 65 is suitable for the campus, committee spokesman Jason Richey said.
No timetable was given on implementing any recommendations.
A traffic consultant's study released last October offered various options, including the parking lot and improvements made to front, rear and side areas of the school.
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or email@example.com.
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